Issue #21 Disneyland is Closed Issue

Nuala O’Connor

Surveillance Putin looks at me with love, then lunges and bites my finger, his sharp little teeth vising my skin. He has always been a little fucker, a hot-cold kind of cat. He’s like most people, I suppose, totally two-faced….
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Rick Krizman

Heart-wrenching In the ‘60s—the 1960s not the 2060s—it was said that all you needed to fix any Detroit car was a half-inch wrench. Who knew it would be true of humans as well? The problem had been that medicine dealt…
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Alan Michael Parker

The Price of Eggs When the price of eggs went up and up, and then there were no more eggs, that was it. He made a raft from various pillows and a laundry basket, stuck a broom for a mast,…
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Evan James Sheldon

Saying the same thing We’re sitting at a metal park bench, the kind wrapped in soft, protective plastic. We aren’t touching. Children play, a couple argues quietly, not wanting to draw attention, a calligraphy class paints unknown words, a dog…
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Faye Brinsmead

The Safety of Citrus I’m self-isolating inside an orange. The shadows of previous tenants kept sneezing in my flat. Every time I watered the potted tree on the balcony, its bright safe spheres whispered a plan. I picked the ripest…
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