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I thought fleetingly he might give it to me, as he knew I wanted it.

Spring Contest Winners

She must know she was a mistake, what they call now a surprise.

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First & Second Looks

Because you are unhappy, for pity’s sake, come close, near my heart.

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First & Second Looks

Long before I saw London I smelt it in the bitter smoke of the sea-coal.

Story of the Week

The features of the girl in the bathing suit suggest a mixed-race origin.

Poetry

Years they sought her, whose crew left on the water a sad Welsh hymn.

Story of the Week

If your father were here, he wouldn’t put up with your insolence.

Story of the Week

“For the entire time I was there I couldn’t get that out of my head.”

Poem of the Week

The moment in your drunk when you become rich! A connoisseur.

Story of the Week

One felt all the poor lady’s barriers were falling save her manner.

Poetry

This morning I watched two elephants dance the boogie-woogie.

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Poem of the Week

He said, You have no brother. I didn’t know what he meant. I do now.

Poem of the Week

Each night I curl my body around a small piece of silence.

Fiction

She had a situation where she’d lost her driver’s license for speeding.

Nonfiction

If you want to know what to write, ask yourself what obsesses you.

Fiction

Ma didn’t believe in slapping. It was what common people did.

Poem of the Week

It swims for a while, but abandons itself, slips from its own grasp.

Spring Contest Winners

We chose to stay in the brutality of that night, even as the girls walked away.

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Fiction

We were in a play about affection. We were in a play about sex.

Fiction

It almost makes you cry, to know that you are no longer needed.

Fiction

The pain lithified to numbness, and she recalled the time of his courtship.

Poem of the Week

We talked. She was the same inside as I am, from the same kind.

Narrative Outloud

The people with pebbles go home to frolic under the detritus of the day.

Fall Contest Winners

I hear myself giving advice in my father’s voice: Take the emotion out.

First & Second Looks
Story of the Week

It takes a strong woman to make any sort of success in the West.

Story of the Week

His looks were Russian. He was surrounded by mystery.