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Rejoice!, Part 1

I. Beyond the cracked sidewalk and the telephone pole with layers of flyers in a rainbow of colors and the patch of dry brown grass, there stood a…


Free Trade

Mr. and Mrs. England live in a house. Mr. England has to service all of Mrs. England’s needs. Day after day, he has to service Mrs. England, and he’s…


Amy

Sandy is in the living room; the sitting room, as her mother so quaintly insists on calling it. This had been the family home for nearly thirty…


“Mysteries,” “The Devil in Me,” and “The Sun Was There”

Mysteries I have no idea what it is but you are not alone I am only alone and I eat alone into my stomach I love alone It gives me a smile and I know…


30 Birds: “Subtle” by Yukio Mishima

Chapter 1: Sandy Claws In a suburb, in Santa Claus, Indiana, awaits our protagonist. These are his thoughts; he knows he's being watched. *** I am…


“A New Normal,” “There Go I,” “That Mewling Babe,” and “On the Beach”

A New Normal “God, you’re so normal!” You know it’s meant as a subtle dig, But you want to laugh And celebrate a pyrrhic victory. They would not…


6 to 6: Suicide Lane

Yesterday on Grant Road, I got behind a 4Runner SUV, blue-gray, dirty, maybe ten years old. It was going slow in the fast lane. Rush hour. I finally…


The Man in the Murk

Ethan clutched a liquor bottle and skulked by the bedroom door. He watched his wife Annie O. squeeze into a red dress that hugged her curves and…


“On the Death of the Prince,” “Futuristic Body/Visionary Mind,” “What They Came For,” and Other Poems

On the Death of the Prince A Word on the Death of the Prince of Thieves--- Robin of Locksley, Robin Hood, Whose arrows fled, whose arm, bled, Let out…


Ted

Every Saturday morning, Ted would stretch, fart and yawn. And stare at the ceiling. And stare. Until, at an undefined, unmeasurable moment, he would…