Tag Archive: new writing

Tom Whalen

Hero Every hero the writer must approach only approximately. The eyes, for example, must resemble Roman candles, like the eyes of the actors in Wilhelm Meister arriving at night in freight wagons before the castle of a count, as noted…
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Meg Pokrass

Where I Found Him Way up in Alaska I found the man who loved me. He could no longer move his feet. I found him half-dead, staring up at the sky, looking for a helicopter. He turned his head and…
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Kelli Russell Agodon

Overcrowded With Ghosts My nights are packed with mourning—barn swallow in the closet, fishhook attached to its beak. I once had a sister named Hazard, we daydreamed about orchids, I washed the blood out of her hair. My nights are…
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Kathleen Nalley

Holiday Inn After the bruised body recovered, after being shoved into a car, after the knot in the temple subsided after a platter of fried chicken smashed into her head, her mamma took her girls to the Holiday Inn and…
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David Lehman

Five O’clock Rush The nurse left work at five o’clock. My heart stopped beating at 5:01. There was no one in the room when I died and no one to notice the miracle of my return to consciousness. Perhaps you…
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