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Mark Davenport aka Alex George

A Surreal Youth by Mark Davenport

A Surreal Youth[1] Mark Davenport … Among our childhood memories of significant experiences, all of which appear equally clear and distinct, there are some scenes that turn out, when checked…to have been falsified. It is not that they have been freely invented; they are incorrect insofar as they transfer an event to a place where…




Cold Spark by John Michael Mouskos

Cold Spark John Michael Mouskos Eye with red optic nerve short circuited in flame fire, bleeds pale grey, rejecting watercolor. Eye released from eye socket transplanted from donor. Red dot, blue square, anatomy of a Sun God. Eye in body of God walking at 10 paces wearing leather shoes—may as well be walking in my…




Mindela Ruby

Africa Safari Journal (in Haiku) (with Footnotes) by Mindela Ruby

Africa Safari Journal (in Haiku) (with Footnotes) Mindela Ruby   Sossus Lodge Deadvlei at sunset Yelping jackal crosses dunes The Milky Way1 wows 1 Earth’s galaxy home, strikingly visible in the Namibian desert night sky.   Mowani Mountain Camp Reimvasmaaker2 guide Rosey-Face Love Birds in flight Scattered boulder crags 2 Member of South African tribe…




Rivet cover issue 9

Issue 9

Feast Your Mind on Rivet 9 I shall draw one last bird for you — Mr. Lessing Issue 9 of Rivet Journal offers an absolute feast of literary styles, from flash nonfiction to our first novella. Among the delights in store for you: In “Mr. Lessing” by Nick Roth, divine madness clashes with greed in…


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Tricia Knoll

How a Woman Kisses a Ghost She Knows by Tricia Knoll

How a Woman Kisses a Ghost She Knows Tricia Knoll            I approach this as any woman might, a bit virginal. Palm to palm, a forehead nod as if the Buddha waits. Expect no cheek offered. Go lipstickless. Print no more red marks on the dead. Do not force another mitzvah…