After I reach the end of a fairy tale

Margaret Kingsbury

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After I reach the end of a fairy tale

For a moment, I could not remember some magic      I’d left […]

Excerpt from The Explorers Guild Essential Handbook: Librarian’s Edition

Rebecca Buchanan

Excerpt from The Explorers Guild Essential Handbook: Librarian’s Edition

[Subsection I: 1-9 “Appropriate Attire and Supplies”]

 

Apprentice librarians should take […]

People Dropping Dead in the Mall Parking Lot

 

Alan Ray Simmons

People Dropping Dead in the Mall Parking Lot

 

        I pass three dead bodies in the mall parking lot, people […]

Villa Abbandonata

Jennifer Crow

Villa Abbandonata

Everything becomes ‘after’ at this point, when doors hang open on broken hinges and luxuries large and small grow mold, […]

Those who leave

M.C. Childs

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Those who leave

Hexagram Pi, Holding Together

Earth embers              glimmering, we circle the campfire called Saturn. We kindle                    each other. Those […]

Flying

David C. Kopaska-Merkel

 

Flying

  The wax held Despite the heat But his arms were so tired! He dodged prominences bigger […]

Dark Matter Haunts Us

Ann K. Schwader

Dark Matter Haunts Us

Dark matter haunts us, night by night, implacable as Marley’s chains, equations never coming right.

That […]

Executive

Phoebe Low

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Executive

You never forget the taste of throat-blood, specifically— your lips pressed to living warmth, your teeth slid slow into the […]

* (No, it’s about the sun and a sore)

Simon Perchick

* No, it’s about the sun and a sore that opens :every morning is already swollen, weak, clouded over   wobbling from […]

That is not what I meant at all

Brian Hugenbruch

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That is not what I meant at all

(A Golden Shovel after “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”)

 

My […]