“The Unintended Lecture on Desire” by Lynne Knight

Lynne Knight THE UNINTENDED LECTURE ON DESIRE Hard labor was good for you, he said, and by now sweat splotched his shirt, his face had runnels of sweat, like the four of us, two couples ripping rotted shingles from the … Continue reading

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“A Letter to Jani Larson on the Matter of Sgt. Bergdahl” by Kari Gunter-Seymour

Kari Gunter-Seymour A LETTER TO JANI LARSON ON THE MATTER OF SGT. BERGDAHL We love our sons. Raised them rich on farm land or city streets, or Hailey, Idaho. Taught them honor, to step up for right and good. Even … Continue reading

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“How to Peel a Prawn” by Jill Klein

Jill Klein HOW TO PEEL A PRAWN My cell phone’s dead zones chase me from room to room  to the front patio, where I finally hear Mom ask  if I’ve read some article from thirteen years ago  about how to … Continue reading

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“Baby Love” by Courtney Kampa

Courtney Kampa BABY LOVE Gregory had a mole below his left eye and sometimes kids in our 5th grade class  would tease him, saying he had chocolate  on his face. I was the girl who knew it  was his left … Continue reading

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“The Other Me” by Alejandro Escudé

Alejandro Escudé THE OTHER ME The D-Day vet says He never left me. About the German he killed After arriving by sea Emptying his bullets Upon the pillbox. He said, I see his arms raising, Then his falling off. Could … Continue reading

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