Art

Benjamín Galván Gómez – R Picazo

there’s a cenzontle hanging
from a branch,
staring at you
as if youre going to kill it

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Stories

Images of Cruelty – Gia Furs

Last Tuesday, Terese had gone to get her nails done for the first time in months. ‘I can tell you’ve been walking too much’, the pedicurist had said. ‘Too much dead skin on a young girl like you.’

‘Who hasn’t at this point?’ she’d snapped in defense.

In her heart, though, she knew her walking habits were beyond the boundaries of normality. In the bitter cold of winter,

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Stories

The Last Time – Matt Knutson

Last week I learned Russ died eight months ago. He was my friend, but we’d grown apart. Grace, his ex, called to ask if I knew what happened. I hadn’t known her very well, but she seemed like a good thing.
When my phone rang, I was sitting on the toilet in a rest stop bathroom on the Kansas-Oklahoma border. I’d been on the road for days, heading southeast,

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Stories

The Rotfrauder – William Tidwell

        What he hated most of all were people’s dreams. Everyone had dreams, he thought, and they were never as interesting as they imagined. Their atmosphere never amounted to anything. He saw in life a wide range of possibilities that excited people. They branched out in different directions. But when it came for them to be realized they were pared down, forced into the same pathways as everything else, and sprouted as nothing more than a stupid look on someone’s face. 

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