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STORY OF THE WEEK
By Maggie Panko
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
By Elizabeth Estella
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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By William Kittredge
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.
By Chaya Bhuvaneswar
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.
Let Him Go On, Mama
By Renée Branum
He was coming, bringing the storm with him, as if dragging it up from someplace downstream.
By Skip Horack
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.
By Joyce Carol Oates
What appears to be
is just obscurity, perhaps. You don’t know the connections between things, as a fly blundering into a spider’s web.
By Douglas Unger
He saw how at least on one count Grace had been right—once started, it would go on for the rest of their lives.
The Under-Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
By Bill Barich
When Alfred A. Knopf hired me, I thought my troubles were over.
By Nikki Giovanni
“i want chu to learn how to make rolls” said the old woman proudly but the little girl didn’t want to
By Ha Jin
If others think you are insignificant, that’s because you haven’t held on long enough.
By Lucien Darjeun Meadows
Our entire house could fit into this gap no father or grandfather could explain.
The Matador and
By Karen Gentry
If, on your deathbed, you want to watch a lighthearted movie, don’t let me pick the film.
Cartoon Art Volume 2017-12
By Various Artists
Great new toons by Olivia de Recat, Farley Katz, Amy Kurzweil, Julia Suits, and
Cartoon Art Volume 2017-11
By Various Artists
New laughs from Pat Byrnes, Glen Le Lievre, John Klossner, Amy Kurzweil, and