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Revenge on a Platter, Part 3: Vengeance Is a Woman Who Loves to Indulge Her Cravings

V. Car alarm set. Keys zippered into their pocket. Satchel hanging from my hand. My curve-hugging little denim dress tugged into place. Long…


“One More Last Needle,” “We Saw Them Coming,” and “The Bombs Are Falling”

one more last needle a race against time a club to join the deadline is nigh worlds apart yet so close where are your lips when I need them the most…


Perfect Timing

Healthy, muscular, versatile, free to travel, discretion assured: the words appeared in every one of Reinhardt’s online descriptions in selected…


“Bury My Heart in the Martian Sky,” “Shortages,” “A String of Poe-ku,” and Other Poems

Bury My Heart in the Martian Sky ages have passed by or has it just been minutes what does it matter irrelevant time at the end of a long line all…


My Soul Has a Weal

Two white mass murderers sit in their prison cell. One is reading a poetry journal on the bottom bunk. The other is bouncing a balled-up pair of…


“How This Ends,” “Pain of the Past,” “The Long Road,” and “That Kind of Love”

How This Ends He’s getting, Another, COVID vaccine, Eager to, Get in, The way, Of death’s, Possible plan, Yet again, To jam it up, Embrace the, Quiet…


The Bet, Part 2

III. Bill’s footsteps echoed off the deserted high street. A sinister tranquility magnified by the soft electronic grind of shop front CCTV cameras…


The Tiger, Part 4

XI. Of the three murders I’d involved myself with, Fierro, Mannering and Helen’s brother, it was pretty clear who’d been behind two of them. Only…


Jessica

I had an uneasy feeling watching Oprah the other day. The topic was incest and I felt kind of uncomfortable. The people on the panel seemed at ease,…


The Flower-Like Second Sonnet

I conceive the brilliant lilac. I build admirable holly. I design pleasant marigold. I constitute pleasing lily. You devise outstanding iris. You…