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July 27, 2009


“How was your day?” asked Lili. “I went to see my therapist, Bradbury,” I said. “And?” *** “Tonight, the insect population is not happy with me,” I told Bradbury. “To them I am the devil.” “The devil?” he asked. “Earlier today I crept outside and knelt before a kingdom of ants on the north-eastern border […]

Working Memory

July 26, 2009


By kj in my childhood, mom imparted this to me: be careful where you put your happiness. growing up i thought she was right because whenever some horrid event befell me i thought about her adage, & i moved my happiness somewhere else: a safer place. that used to be the way i thought till […]


July 24, 2009


By Andrew Harvey The average man in North America owns six point two pairs of pants. Andrew had four, maybe four and a half; He had just ripped the crotch out of his second-string jeans, so he wasn’t sure if they counted anymore. This put him significantly below average, which worried him. It also spurred […]


July 23, 2009


By Felino A. Soriano Painters’ Exhalations 420 —after Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park No. 54 The eyes nod an of course answering quotidian query of distance drawing conjured invitation. Welcomed. Horizon’s arms dangling a crooked concept call toward the multilayered                     dispensation gathering a tribute to desensitized […]


July 22, 2009


Operator: You have reached the Writers In Crisis Hot-line. If you are a fiction writer, press one. If you are a non-fiction writer, press two. If you write poems, press one. If you write prose, press two. If you write short stories, press one. If you write longer works of fiction, press two. If you […]

Two Poems

July 21, 2009


By Howie Good STILL LIFE WITH FIREARMS It would be peaceful here if it weren’t for the crucified thieves writhing in the background. A waiter with the red face of a seraph sidles up and offers to show me to a table. I hurry away as if I had somewhere to go. Others wait at […]

Things About Me You Should Know

July 20, 2009


By judy b. 1. I am allergic to peanuts, cats, pollen, and ukuleles. 2. My right leg is slightly longer than the left and to compensate I hollow out one shoe. 3. As a child, I wandered off from my parents in a mall and was not found for three days and therefore still find […]