Columns

Interview with Ryan Bry

First things first; my entire waking life has been driven by a desire to accomplish something worthy of interrogation, one of my earliest story ideas (unrealized) concerned a ghost who interviews a child in bed.  So thank you, and considering the state of your health, Manners, that story could now be nonfiction.
 
1) What does your home and hometown of St. Louis mean to you?
 
See, Manners, those are two very different questions. 

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Art

Odds & Ends – Ryan Bry

corporate lifestyle welcome mat

 

bleating tarnish—skunker

salt: A FOLLY, like

blades in venn

diagrams

what a sad tokyo

 

the flounder

 

master chick

under water lbs.

under kiss of no angel

why cry “me!” 

your breath is enough

for the pool 

stemflower again tomorrow

 

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Art

Hot Commodity – James D. Casey IV

i masturbate listening
to Dead Man Theme
by Neil Young
and finish
on her pillow

when i leave the room
the aliens disarm
their cloaking devices
and collect my semen

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Stories

A Brief History of El Salvador Circa 1981 – Fawzy Zablah

All nine boys each had their turn with the daughter of Manuel

Zamur. When they finished she was left on the same spot, under a

Ilama tree. The boy she loved was the last one to leave, wandering

away like a shadow departing, turning back only to hush her weeping

with a single finger before disappearing into the mountain. He carried a rifle that he stole from a soldier

in San Salvador.

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