STORY OF THE WEEK

Suspended

Out of twenty-three students, twenty were boys. “We had to put them together,” our principal told me, “so that they don’t poison the other classes.”

POEM OF THE WEEK

Rosemary

I feel about myself how the Kennedys must have felt about their daughter. A wildness and all the ways I could never be classy enough to pull off pearls.

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NONFICTION

Doing Good
Work Together

If we ignore the changing world and stick to some story too long, we are likely to find ourselves in a great wreck. It’s happening all over the American West.

FICTION

FICTION

FICTION

FICTION

Talinda

That was a year ago, before I became this wretched person. A woman sleeping with her best friend’s husband, a woman waiting to take over a life.

FICTION

Let Him Go On, Mama

He was coming, bringing the storm with him, as if dragging it up from someplace downstream.

FICTION

The Kingdom

In her heart she knew no one would find her father before he found his daughter. She doubted anybody was even really looking for him anymore.

FICTION

FICTION

NONFICTION

FICTION

Wanting

What appears to be chance is just obscurity, perhaps. You don’t know the connections between things, as a fly blundering into a spider’s web.

FICTION

Stepfather

He saw how at least on one count Grace had been right—once started, it would go on for the rest of their lives.

NONFICTION

The Under-Assistant West Coast Promotion Man

When Alfred A. Knopf hired me, I thought my troubles were over.

POETRY

iPOEMS

iPOEMS

POETRY

Legacies

“i want chu to learn how to make rolls” said the old woman proudly but the little girl didn’t want to

iPOEMS

A Center

If others think you are insignificant, that’s because you haven’t held on long enough.

iPOEMS

Cleave

Our entire house could fit into this gap no father or grandfather could explain.

iSTORIES

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

iSTORIES

The Matador and
the Bull

If, on your deathbed, you want to watch a lighthearted movie, don’t let me pick the film.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2017-12

Great new toons by Olivia de Recat, Farley Katz, Amy Kurzweil, Julia Suits, and P. C. Vey.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2017-11

New laughs from Pat Byrnes, Glen Le Lievre, John Klossner, Amy Kurzweil, and P. C. Vey.