“Anyway” by Tony Gloeggler

Tony Gloeggler ANYWAY After we dropped dirt on my father’s coffin the long line of cars drove back to the house. We stood in circles, took turns sitting at the kitchen counter and ate cold cuts. My mother introduced me … Continue reading

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“My Grandfather Only Wears Brown” by Megan Collins

Megan Collins MY GRANDFATHER ONLY WEARS BROWN And he hasn’t told anyone he loves them since the war (the real one, as he calls it, when he shook on the coast of Normandy). The closest we ever got was when … Continue reading

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“Sweatheart” by Janet Nippell

Janet Nippell SWEATHEART Her sweat has his fresh cucumber smell when she comes back after a run. After the first shock and the public expressions she mourned quietly. She says she has found living now, in the present, honors the … Continue reading

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