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Eight Poems by Anna Akhmatova

translated by Don Mager Untitled If all in the world who have petitioned me For spiritual assistance,--- All the holy fools and the mutes, The…


The Bunnies Are Killing Themselves!

The Swanson family was returning home from IKEA, their Cadillac Escalade crammed with furniture, when a squirrel ran into the road. It thumped…


“‘Divination’ is Lazy,” “Alton,” and “Koresh (The Death Rattle)”

"Divination" is Lazy Here’s an almost certain idea of the future: more bleeding gums and leaning up on the counter a stomach cancer salting a snail’s…


Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, Part 1

It was in March 1971 that the event occurred. I’d have to guess on the specific time and day. I’ll look into it and get back to you. That month in…


Emo and Stan

The stolen special atomic demolition munition did what during the Cold War was hoped would never happen. The SADM, colloquially known as a “suitcase…


Modern Life and Other Bad Jokes

Chekhov hit the nail on the head over a hundred years ago when he identified the social causes of mental illness. The human mind is not meant to live…


Fucking vs. Making Love

Alexandria said hi by flashing her ass at me while dancing in white sweatpants. Stacy was from Ohio and pronounced it “A-hi-A.” Constance lashed out…


NEET, Part 5

XXXIX. He sat in her office. Not what he would call an office, a leather couch for him and a high-backed leather chair for her. But she called it her…


The Center

Liam wanted to burrow to the center of the Earth, but he didn’t know how. He saw a cheapo old sci-fi movie on cable and there was a big machine with…


American History Z: A Review of Shot Caller

How does a man show ultimate loyalty to his family? Shot Caller explores this question through the lens of a middle-class man thrust into the extreme…