Stories

A Good Wife – César Valdebenito

Translated from the Spanish by Toshiya Kamei

 

“Every woman fantasizes about killing her husband,” I said.
“Javiera, why do you torture me?” said Carlos, my husband.
“I too have the same desire, but I’m determined to make it a reality.”
“Are you kidding me?” he said.
“When we separate, you won’t get a peso of my money, you’ll see. That’s the way things are.

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Stories

That Fire – Sean Thor Conroe

Out on my stoop in the dead of night.

Smoking to stimulate the stimulants I just railed.

When I noticed a guy I’d never seen before approaching.

Walking quickly.

Not carrying anything.

Timed my ‘whatup man’ head nod with when he passed.

He was already looking up when I looked up.

Holding his gaze.

Lingering.

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Art

Россия – Kai Edward Warmoth

Here come the czarists. 

Reach into your parsonical lessons and remember!

Always the sweeping phantom, they have been.

Surely your mother will recall, your grandma too,

How this Red Demiurge has always lurched amongst men.

 

Look here; don’t you see?

Lyudmila puts her crosshairs to the modem:

“LadyDeath16 liked” how gullible you can be.

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Stories

Baby – T.J. Larkey

I was ordering my baby’s last meal from the drive-thru of a fast food place.
The little one deserved a big delicious bounty of food, death-row style, but I only had enough money in my account for the procedure.
I also had to plan ahead for an extra charge just in case my girlfriend was Rh-negative.
If that was the case then they’d have to administer medication to make sure any future pregnancies weren’t affected.

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