Issue #15

Christopher Merkner

Swimsuit I do invite the kids to have a drink every now and again in the European tradition, and often someone will in fact raise their eyes at me. But I laugh it off.  I drank with my mother when I…
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Dionne Irving Bremyer

Shop Girl You will spend your entire life selling – but this is the first time. So small, you barely reach the counter. You are given a stool. You are told if you work hard, there will be a reward….
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Marcela Fuentes

He Sings Tunde calls Elisa between ten and eleven o’clock at night, from his second job, the group home where he is paid to sleep on a living room sofa.  He calls to sing the praise song to their son….
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Jody Brooks

A Tribute We went to your last concert, our grins purple with wine. The Crescent Street drunks stumbled from the theater, fireball drunk on the early show, angry because you didn’t play your signature song—their weekend lover—angry and swerving to their…
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Michael Martone

Hunter and Art Hunt, Student Fund Raisers   The thing is we have been selling these chocolate bars door-to-door in Winesburg for as long as we can remember. We used to like chocolate, but we don’t anymore, having had to…
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