Author Archive: Meg Pokrass

Jude Higgins

Soft Spot   Since Brexit, they’ve opened a tanning studio where the Polish deli used to be. I’m inside, curled up on a sun-bed like a fetus. Going to make my skin invulnerable. Going to lie here toasting. Going to…
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kerry rawlinson

Shoveling My Snow Does Not Make You Kind   Neighbor-Bill’s a pill! we joke—at first. New in the neighbourhood, we begin on friendly enough footings. Bill offers endless help. To hear him pontificate, you’d swear he’s President of The Entire…
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Kat Gonso

Based on a True Story   He asked her if he could try something. Her lips were wrapped around him, so she looked up to meet his eyes. She nodded. In one swift motion he grabbed her head and pushed…
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Jennifer Harvey

a blue so bright it hurt your heart   It was a bright morning, when they came. Blue-skied and yellow, and so beautiful it left you feeling vulnerable, and wondering how it was a sky could fill you like that, with…
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Pamela Banayoti

In Andy’s Arms It was so nice. He actually cuddled me. He thought I needed one, that’s what he said, so I sidled up to him. We were on the ground at this point. Vertical, so we had a lovely…
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