Stories

Fiction

He glowered even as a little child. Maybe because he has your bad eyes.

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Story of the Week

He was trying to seduce me with his history, which was mine as well.

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Fiction

For a month after 9/11 Bella wept through all her appointments.

Story of the Week

Her bra is black, her breasts full and white. There is too much flesh.

First & Second Looks

“We’re going because your father is asleep and he won’t know.”

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Readers' Narratives

You know you’re in trouble; finally someone is gonna let you have it.

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First & Second Looks

I thought it was beauty alone that gave significance to life.

Story of the Week

Take this man, Stepan. His deep mellow voice soars in my heart.

Poem of the Week

I hold out hands, empty and poor like a beggar by the temple door.

Poem of the Week

We see how tired you are as you lean on your rifle or your shovel.

Story of the Week

The people flocked to witness the execution of Ja’afar and his kinsmen.

Story of the Week

Young people have a gift for reviving freshness of language.

Poetry

A charmed sequence of words. The jangle. The strum.

Poem of the Week

Between me and the sky is a screen door and a whole mess of wind.

Winter Contest Winners

He will be unable to resist his manias for symmetry and completion.

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Fiction

At a red light he touches his cheek. The stubbly skin is sensitive, febrile.

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Photography & Art

A stunning collection from fourteen emerging photographers.

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Poem of the Week

Surely a million mothers and school teachers can’t be entirely wrong.

Winter Contest Winners

No parent has yet been born who can save a child from childhood.

Story of the Week

“I—I am Martin Eden,” Martin began. (“And I want my five dollars.")

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Story of the Week

We were young and lived wild lives in the delightful city of our sojourn.

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Story of the Week

Her sentiments maudlin, malaise dripped like a fever from her pores.

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First & Second Looks

Trees had been old men with beards when the woods were still whips.

Poetry

Little footage, this plot, where it thrived at first, then ghosted away.

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First & Second Looks

The world I was bred for is gone, and all the players in it are also gone.

Classics

No one’s alone. Men kill for this, or for as much. And what of the dead?

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Six-Word Stories

Gary Sturm