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“In an Obscure Park in Budapest,” “The Horde,” “Beside the Duna,” and Other Poems

In an Obscure Park in Budapest Into an obscure park in Budapest I go because the blackbirds called me. One called, rather. Another shuffles in the…


The Way of the Gang: A Review of American Animals

The heist film occupies an unusual place in the public’s mind. Usually a tale of rag-tag criminals who come together against a greater evil to rob…


An Ordinary Evening in My Hometown

Scene: the front porch of Claude and Stella Mabrey. Claude, his brother-in-law Jed, and his best friend Arney are sitting on the front porch on…


The Full Pack

“No. Stop. Put it back.” Harry pushed his cigarette back into the pack in the same action with which he’d drawn it out. “You said you were quitting,…


“Do Angels Smile,” “Death in a Metro Bar,” and “Daughter of the Night”

Do Angels Smile Do angels smile in the dark night as they watch over the sleeping child guarding, protecting until light? The infant, innocent, meek…


NEET, Part 4

XXXV. Ben woke late the next morning and realized his mom was gone already. He smoked a cigarette and made coffee and talked to himself about the…


My Secret Formula

One day at school, we were asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Andrew said that I should be a scientist. Scientist wear glasses and I wear…


Born Dead

Pashka woke up heavily and reluctantly. The sparrows chirped, rustled by fallen leaves. Sunny beams, penetrating through the branches of the bushes…


Costa Brava

I was awoken by a loud noise which I thought was the neighbour’s cat at first. I was six years old at the time and we had just finished school for…


Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: Virginity Lost

It is generally bad when people look back on some dumb, bad, or confusing thing that happened to them in teendom and start to believe that it…