Issue #21 Disneyland is Closed Issue

Mary Thompson

The Swan, The Sheep, and the Bejeweled Mirror Late last night Barney pinged me, a man I barely knew but liked, a bearded farmer I’d snogged once at a wedding. He said he was self isolating with his friend in…
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Daryl Scroggins

Futures                                                                                                 Nobody can leave so everybody looks out their windows into other people’s windows. My favorite, way down the street that rises to a hilltop, is a big modern house set against the sky, one side of it all…
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Rosie Garland

Waiting for time to catch up When he goes downstairs, his mother is not in the kitchen. She’s not in the bathroom or the yard. He stands on the kerb and calls her name. The noise echoes from the walls…
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Natalie Teal McAllister

Distance Per the arrangement, their indefinite work-from-home statuses, they are required to sign documents outlining their necessary functions, their necessary hours, their necessary communications. They agree to continuity. They agree to be the people they were in their offices. They…
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Kathleene Donahoo

Empties Where are they, those bike-men in their tight bright shirts? This time of day they’re always here on the sidewalk outside the sandwich shop. Russ can’t go in, but sometimes they come out with things for him—a roll, some…
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