Tag Archive: literary fiction

James Hartman

Good Day for the Clouds The sky was so clear the blue looked prickly, like if you raised your palm it might cut your skin, but the sun was mild and there was no breeze as Jonathan sat in his…
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Nod Ghosh

Where Your Eyes Used to Be The first time I took you from your grave, there were spaces where your eyes used to be. Your taut middle rippled under my fingers, the patterns in your fur familiar, though the bloating…
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Gary Young

3 Poems The porch light throws shadows on the far side of the canyon. The pickets and posts of the railing cast the bars of an enormous cage, and I can see a giant—dark, featureless—pace between the redwoods and the…
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Claudia Smith Chen

Gacy’s Wife John Wayne Gacy buried twenty-three victims in the crawl space of his house.  But when Carol Hoff, Gacy’s wife, was asked if she smelled anything, she said Gacy told her the smell was because of mice. My father…
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