Everybody’s Everybody by Brady Achterberg

Everybody’s Everybody by Brady Achterberg  My friend Dan died the other day.  That’s fine by me apparently.  I don’t get sad for shit.  I am a dumb animal that only responds to physical pain.  I used to think it was because I was young but now I’m 31 and the same way.  I’m at the…

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Mister Average by Eric P. Mueller

Mister Average (or, A Properly Forged Sword) By Eric P. Mueller Silence, rare on the football field, usually occurs with gasps, like after the hardest collisions, or, in a moments of loss when the team scores, a player is injured, or you lose the game. That’s probably why my silence stood out as long as…

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Mascot by Beth McMurray

Mascot By Beth McMurray My mom had postpartum depression. Not the baby blues type, but the type where she took off and left and went back to Tennessee, to the parts where trailer trash fit right in, leaving my dad and me living in a house atop a liquor store in a suburb of San…

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Four Fables by Alex Wells Shapiro

Four Fables by Alex Wells Shapiro An Ekphrastic Fable about Construction Workers’ Breakless 8 Hour Effort to Remove a Racist Owner For Alaina Getzenberg, Charlotte Observer Reporter Strapped under the pits, bronzed Jerry Richardson flies away, sloppily offering a football by the nose to passerbys pausing at the spectacle like Jesus’s limp Sistine finger, easily…

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Concussion by Zachary Hughes

Zachary Hughes is a recent graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. This fall, he begins a job as an English and History teacher at Jackson Hole Classical Academy in Wyoming. As a football player, Hughes was awarded the High School Heisman in 2015 and played for a year as a receiver and running…

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WITH THE INTENT by Pablo Piñero Stillmann

Pablo Piñero Stillmann’s work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Sycamore Review, Notre Dame Review, Washington Square Review, and other journals. He recently won the Moon City Short Fiction Award & his short story collection Our Brains and the Brains of Miniature Sharks is coming out in the spring of 2020 (Moon City Press). His novel,…

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Tough Call by Dave Malone

Poet and filmmaker Dave Malone lives in the Missouri Ozarks. His most recent book is You Know the Ones (Golden Antelope Press, 2017). His poems have appeared in San Pedro River Review, Plainsongs, and Midwest Review. He can be found online at davemalone.net or via Instagram @dave.malone.

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Two Poems by Peter Hogan

Peter Hogan was born and raised in Memphis, TN, and is happy to call it home. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of Memphis, where he also taught for two years. He currently works in marketing because bills are a thing. His poems can be found in Yemassee, The New Plains Review,…

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Double Sonnet in Race by Prince Bush

Prince Bush is a poet and current MFA student at Western Kentucky University. He has poetry in The Cincinnati Review, Diode Editions, Frontier Poetry, Hobart, Puerto del Sol, Pleiades, and etc. He was a 2019 Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets Fellow and a quarter-finalist for the 2018 Frontier OPEN (Frontier Poetry).

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