ISSUE 4 · SPRING 2010


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C O V E R   A R T

 

Little Deaths, Little Breaths

SARAH WALKO 

 

Deerchk

MEAGAN JENIGAN

 

 

I N T E R I O R   A R T

 

Struggling Figures

PETER L. SCACCO

 

  

E D I T O R I A L   B O A R D

 

Editor

COLIN MELDRUM

 

 Assistant Editors

MICAH UNICE

MICHAEL JAMES WILSON

AMANDA DiSANTO

 

Readers

GWEN JAMES

GAIL SPENCER

RHIAN WALLER

ROLLI

ZACH BUSCHER

 

Language Consultants

MEIRON CRAMER (Hebrew)

VILIS KASIMS (Latvian)



Apospecimen Award Winners
selected as especially noteworthy contributions to this issue


Short Fiction Award:

The Cloud Killer

JENNIFER KOE


Flash Fiction Award:

The Wooden Grandpa

KURT NEWTON


Poetry Award:

bildungsroman

AUDRI SOUSA



D R A M A

 

Automat:

An Interpretation

FRANICS DiCLEMENTE

 

 

P O E T R Y

 

8.03 [folded like a crane]

&

9.07 [refinery]

JUSTIN PETROPOULOS


Beelzebubstomp

M. P. POWERS


PEDRO TEJADA


CRYSTAL J. HOFFMAN


Dialysis

PATRICK SUGRUE


Two Evenings

R. MATTHEW BURKE

  

The History of Sexuality

JOSEPH HARRINGTON


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LOIS BEEBE HAYNA

 

The Components of Dust

CATHERINE ZICKGRAF

 

Aphorism

ERIC BURKE

 

Richard of Gloucestor's Machine

NOEL SLOBODA

 

Un Balanced

AMY ROLLINSON

 



O R D E R   I N   P R I N T :   $4




F L A S H   F I C T I O N

 

The Snake in the

Throat: A Fable

BEN LOORY

 

Attraction and Attrition

ROBERT HINDERLITER


Larva

RANDOLPH SCHMIDT

 

Stain

MARIA DEIRA

 

Hard Year for Everybody

GABE DURHAM

 

Piranha Men and

Cinnamon Girls

KYLE HEMMINGS

 

Boy [n2]

Girl [n2]

People [n1]

J. A. TYLER



S H O R T   S T O R I E S


AMBER SPARKS


Satan in Love

JOHN THORNTON

 

The Siren's Song

Sirēnas dziesma

IEVA MELGALVE

Cat and Goldfish

ROB E. BOLEY


I Keep a Vine Woven

Basket by the Door

RAE BRYANT


Teeth of the Cogs

CHRIS WIEWIORA


The Watchmaker

ERIC SCHALLER

Rara Avis

KAREN MARIE VAUGHN

This is Not a Love Story

LAURA SPENCER


My Little Life

Fully Steamed and Mixed

GREG GERKE


William the Unready

MATT CARNEY


Tangy Glazed Carrots

ROBIN ROZANSKI


Introduction

ההיכרות

LARRY LEFKOWITZ


Pogue

CHRISTOPHER RYAN