FICTION (Issue 9)
Selected Proese Poetry
There was a writer who had nothing to write about, but he wrote nonetheless because writing is about process and not about product.
FICTION (Issue 8)
The attention he devotes to his writing never bothers me, and I'm not greedy with him. I admire obsession. In return for my lack of demands, I get the light behind his eyes, the intelligence and glitter of his passion, the boundless curiosity.
The Vixen Muse - a fairy tale
Valarie C. Pawlowski
I'm sitting outside smoking a cigarette and Chris is still fucking me. Four
days later he's still fucking me.
I'm wearing the same clothes he fucked me in.
I beat him in Playstation football. He kissed me. I was the one he wanted.
FICTION (Issue 7)
Didn't Christ Say
Didn't Christ say if you don't take when it's offered - you can rot in hell with an empty stomach?
Arthur Ceslanovic bought a typewriter at a thrift store, dropping a week's pay on the machine and an opened and torn ream of typing paper. He walked home forty-one blocks, carrying the typewriter under one arm.
A Heaping Curse
Her words like needles attempting to stitch together shreds of fabric scattered about in a tumultuous past continued against those holding her prisoner in a land of surface niceties that she thought really covered evil deeds of the past done.
It shouldn't be alive. Winters here are murder on humans, let alone a hot house flower like my rose. It belongs in virginia, or florida, or some other place that has winters shorter than nine months. My rose, it chose to live in Michigan. It chose to live in a dank, dark, burned out church.
The Higgs Boson
Augustine Hawking's parents named her for a goddamn saint. A saint who believed only though sin could one achieve sainthood.
Tornadoes brought us together. An ecru sky spun down silk monsters that would have made even Dorothy Gale piss her knickers! Love is a strange thing...
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