STORY OF THE WEEK

The Dilettante

It was extraordinary how a few words had swept them from an atmosphere of the most complex dissimulations to this contact of naked souls.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Peach Philosophy

You must not be afraid of what waits after death, my past self says to me as we share a peach slice. I don’t understand him—all his cryptic philosophies.

30 BELOW 30

Boy Girl

She says, It’s so difficult to find a good guy in New York. My lips form a half smile. Girl forms a full smile. She says this multiple times, and it makes me uneasy.

FICTION

The Treatment of Bibi Haldar

For the greater number of her twenty-nine years, Bibi Haldar suffered from an ailment that baffled family, friends, priests, palmists, spinsters, gem therapists, prophets, and fools.

FICTION

FICTION

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

FICTION

The Hotel Macabre

Sitting here next to her husband, not touching, she thinks about how the whole day has become fraught with unbidden surges of memory from the other marriage.

FICTION

The Dynamics
of Faith

If we all chase the life we think we deserve, who stays home? The boys wanted a mother. Did they get one? No. We made do with what we had.

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

The Manzanos

My name is my grandmother’s: Ofelia Alma Zamora. I am eleven years old and too young to die, but I am dying nonetheless.

POETRY

POETRY

iPOEM

POETRY

Superwhite and Other Poems

First, there was a fish. And then there was the consciousness of robots. What came between seemed durable enough.

POETRY

The Way the
Light Reflects

The paint doesn’t move the way the light reflects, so what’s there to be faithful to? I am faithful to you, darling I say to the paint.

iPOEM

Argonaut

Now what jut: my head emergent in original night, its thatched hair ablaze with constellations.

MASTER CLASS

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

MASTER CLASS

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2016-08

Great new toons by J. C. Duffy, Susan Camilleri Konar, Drew Panckeri, Julia Suits, and P. C. Vey.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2016-07

The absurd and hilarious, from J. C. Duffy, Farley Katz, Mary Lawton, Rina Piccolo, and Kim Warp.