• The Dream of Adoration and Other Poems
  • The Dream of Adoration and Other Poems

STORY OF THE WEEK

The Return

He crawled toward a thicket of bushes and as he did so, the molten realization came to him that one particular person high above him was hunting him.

POEM OF THE WEEK

If for the Flies

My mother’s bones don’t grant wishes but time has snapped them just the same. The cup of water under her bed meant to ward evil froths overnight.

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.

FEATURES

Letters to a
Young Writer

We can best address the injustices of the past by never forgetting them, never forgetting how it was—and in many sad instances how it still is.

FICTION

FICTION

NARRATIVE 10

FICTION

Paris in the Dark

My hand was still in my pocket, on my pistol. At the present time, small talk would be preferable to assassination.

FICTION

The Arms of Saturday Night

They hadn’t yet kissed, or even talked that much, but late in the school year she’d felt his eyes on her.

NARRATIVE 10

Narrative 10

Who is your favorite character in fiction; your fave character in life?

In fiction, Sancho Panza. And in life? You mean he isn’t alive?

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

Sharing and
Other Poems

In the mouth of Saint Sulpice two men, three women picnic away from the rain, a man in rags beside them sleeping.

POETRY

TWA Flight 800

Laura and I should have died too, but a lucky rain in Chicago delayed our plane and we missed the connection at JFK.

POETRY

The Dream of Adoration and
Other Poems

The voice in the dream asked me what it was I wanted most of all.

POETRY

POETRY

CARTOONS

POETRY

Country

I love it in the way I love the first crushed fruits spooned into me before words and before choice: I can’t take them out of me and wouldn’t think to.

POETRY

An Elegy Beginning and Ending with
a Mouse

I won’t remember that little mouse, that furry fist of ears and eyes blacker than omission.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2018-08

New toons by Pat Byrnes, Felipe Galindo Gomez, Charlie Hankin, Victoria Roberts, and Mick Stevens.