STORY OF THE WEEK

Carolina Hall Girls

I’ve noticed that all of Tallen has a ranking scale. It sounds cliché, that the prettier or richer or more drunk and fun you are, the higher on top you are.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Firefighters’ Visit Leads to Fire

Papers are thrown about and sail in slow motion, like kites at Gas Works Park, toward ignition as the two and crowbar flee.

OPEN TO ALL WRITERS

We’re looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, and excerpts from long fiction and nonfiction.

Please see the Guidelines.

NONFICTION

Jerusalem According to Cats

The domestic cat is not mentioned in the Bible. So I assumed Israel would be divided along yet another line: dogs in Jerusalem, cats in Ramallah.

FICTION

NONFICTION

NONFICTION

FICTION

The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday

Men can always produce attractive arguments to justify disgraceful actions.

NONFICTION

Out of Body

Many of my friends are open to the possibilities of paranormal phenomena. I wonder if they too are hedging their bets.

NONFICTION

Kickflip

I wanted to take a few weeks to immerse myself in the sport and culture that had come to dominate our family.

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

Homeland

She cuts both ways—how she can mean both love & freedom with the same hand. I know also what it means to be born in one life and meant for another.

POETRY

To the Dirt Which in Time Will Consume Us All

I love scientists. They’re trying their hardest. And they just want love.

POETRY

The Mercy
of Pronouns

The large difficulty of mercy is that it’s full of people moving and sometimes you are not one of them.

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

Cavitation

Come hear me talk! Advance in age beside me and this pine! Is yours, like mine, the edgeless kind of soft? The grafted grin, the vinegary light?

POETRY

An Elegy for Mr. Vaishno Das Bagai, an American

One day her husband’s blood would mount the most vicious testimony against him.

POETRY

Aubade with
Hold Music

We stood about, like white teeth, watching the morning split hairs in the shattered glass. Every other boy was listening to hold music.

MASTER CLASS

iPOEMS

CARTOONS

MASTER CLASS

iPOEMS

Erratica

I will keep sending you a dozen dead horses until you accept my steepest pathologies.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2018-04

New art and humor from Pat Byrnes, Bob Eckstein, Kaamran Hafeez, Mick Stevens, and Julia Suits.