Issue #15

Matt Sailor

New and Selected Mountains   Do you remember the day we met? Fire at the border? The riot in the square? The mountains in the distance blossoming with artillery, the smoke rising into the storm clouds like some ancient spirit…
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Alissa Nutting

Look at Yourself   “I need to paint your portrait,” Marnie’s husband, Lee, told her. “It’s for class.” She was resistant because she didn’t like sitting still. Marnie felt like something, or someone awful was constantly searching for her—the universe…
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Margaret Luongo

Amenities I am named for my grandfather’s mistress, in acknowledgment of her extraordinary generosity. Every time my family came to visit, she loaded the station wagon with gifts and food for them to take home. According to my Aunt, the…
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Jennifer Howard

Flat Stanley investigates Velma’s murder   and also what it means that her knee-high socks score a C on the Zettai Ryouiki scale. According to the cartoon footage, Velma was scared to death by a projection of a sheet-ghost calling…
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Tom Williams

On the Utility of Small Talk with Waitpersons   I was in a booth with a former student at B-Dubs, the one place in town with a decent draft selection. I was pleased to hear that Ben, in his dissertation…
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