ISSUE 3 · FALL 2009


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C O V E R   A R T

 

Ned and his Brother

with essay, "Soul Brothers"

ORNA BEN-SHOSHAN

 

The Teaspoon

PRARTHO SERENO

 

 

E D I T O R I A L   B O A R D

 

Editor/Publisher

COLIN MELDRUM

 

 Assistant Editor

MICAH UNICE

 

Readers

MICHAEL JAMES WILSON

ZACH BUSCHER

RHIAN WALLER

JANET McCLASKEY

CAROL DORF

BRANDON IBARRA


Apospecimen Award Winners

Selected as especially noteworthy contributions to this issue


Fiction Award:

The Bluebird

J. S. SIMMONS


Poetry Award:

Tale of the Avian Saint

WILLIAM KEENER




P O E T R Y

 

Man Without a Wishbone

PRARTHO SERENO


Subterranean School

GEORGE SELI


Water Babies

BRYAN MURRAY


Another Poetic Funeral

LUCA PENNE


In the Emily Dickinson Museum

MARGARET WALTHER


Winter Solstice, Yosemite Valley

DAVE SETER


The Kitchen God's Mistress

ANINDITA SENGUPTA


Sideshow Serpentina: the Last

of the Split-Tailed Mermaids

NICELLE DAVIS


metallic

SARAH LUCILLE MARCHANT


Resurrection of a Doll

from a Pop-up Book

KRISTINE ONG MUSLIM


At Night I Hear Animals

Behind the Moon

ROB COOK


In Which a Taste for Tongue

is Eloquently Debated

BRENDA MANN HAMMACK


Apple Parable

MARY MARIE DIXON


Weekends

REBECCA JAMES


The Sky I Think Is Up There

MATT DENNISON


Sigilism

JOHN MYERS


The Earth Suit

MICHAEL JAMES MARTIN





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F L A S H   F I C T I O N

 

Singing Bucket

PETE PAZMINO


Ambulance for the Selkie

ELIZA C. WALTON


You Drink Too Much,

But I'll Still Come Running

HEATHER MOMYER


The Big Bang

PHOEBE WILCOX



S H O R T   S T O R I E S

 

LORA RIVERA


Requiem for a Glass Heart

ROXANE GAY

 

Postcards from Home

&

LizardFoot

JOHN JASPER OWENS

 

Strung

ALEX PHILLIPS

 

The Ghosts of Rich Men

TRAVIS HUBBS

 

The Pyramid and the Ass

ALEXANDER WEINSTEIN

 

The Great Escape of

Emily Brockenridge

SEAN THOMAS

 

Nebuchadnezzar's Legacy

DEBORAH WALKER

 

RACHEL LIEBERMAN

 

JON McRAE

 

The Killer in the Woods Cometh

RICHARD RADFORD

  

The Return

NIALL BOYCE