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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The Unexpected Dryness of a Lemon Poppy Scone by Jacob Ginsberg

The Unexpected Dryness of a Lemon Poppy Scone By Jacob Ginsberg Eight pages into Arundhati Roy’s God of Small Things, after being stunned to find I’ve somehow plagiarized a book I’ve never opened, I linger over the text on Sophie Mol’s tombstone: A SUNBEAM LENT TO US TOO BRIEFLY; I look up to a sunbeam…

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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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Three Microfictions by Tyler Barton

Three Microfictions by Tyler Barton to patch Fletch and Gil and Sal and Del are stuck on the side of the highway in Kansas, waiting for Triple-A to come and fix the broken tire of their sprinter van. The hole in the tire is shaped like the hole in the center of a soda cup lid,…

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