STORY OF THE WEEK

Zee to A

Dr. Zee chooses between desire and self-destruction, knowing of no other way to stop their own baby, by then an overmuscled PCP-addicted man-child.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Docent

Many people remarked upon the similarities between the flag of the Kingdom of the Half of It and the flag of the Kingdom of the Most of It.

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

Love the voices and stories, but don’t hold them as precious. Take them apart, like a butcher cutting meat from bone.

FICTION

FICTION

FICTION

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.

FICTION

The Winter Soldier

Lucius: the name, chosen by his father after the legendary kings of Rome, itself was mockery; he was anything but light.

POETRY

POETRY

SEEKING GUIDANCE?

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.

SEEKING GUIDANCE?

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.