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“In Small Cities or Large Towns,” “When We Were Poor,” and “Rooms Like This”

In Small Cities or Large Towns The world appears more clearly in some places than In others: like the things created step aside And the invisibility…


Black Stains, Part 2

X. There was no trash to take out the following morning, and without the usual knock, Nick woke up several hours later than normal. For all the extra…


“My Favorite Faulkner,” “Honestly,” “Dirty Harry,” and Other Poems

My Favorite Faulkner We’ll meet in Mississippi. Just name the spot. What about Biloxi, Clarksdale, or what would you say to somewhere in…


The Terror of Eversmile Lane

After a long day of spewing hate and fear onto the syndicated airwaves of American broadcast radio, Rush Limbaugh felt hungry. Usually his post-show…


Why to Wet a Bed

"Daddy, I wet the bed again." I was annoyed. She was far too old to still be doing this, and it was not even the first time it had happened this…


Avoiding Heaven

He stared at the back of her head, fearing to look left or right, but also living with the realization that this was the only contact that was…


Terror House Radio, Episode #33: Professor Death (with Leslie D. Soule)

On this episode of Terror House Radio, Matt Forney welcomes Leslie D. Soule to the show to discuss her book My Mentor, Death, forthcoming from Terror…


The Rollback

The kid lay on a park bench holding his face. One eye was swelling; it was a golf ball and would be a tennis ball in a few minutes. He had an hour to…


Shattered

Power me up Scotty I’ve ratcheted my girdle and I’m ready to rock and roll. The robot is feisty tonight. I like that. I plug her in and attach her…


Mine All Mine

"Hi, Beth," Doctor Bryant said, greeting her with a smile and holding the door open. "Rick is here already. He ushered her into his rather cramped…