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“Levee Lullaby” by Sarah Rolinski

You lay down on the hot summer sidewalk, New Orleans sun beating down on you. Nothing’s hotter than a New Orleans sun; it’s pure heat without mercy or remorse. You’re hot, sweating through your white shirt. It sticks to your … Continue reading

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“Pivot Point” by Robert Earle

Annie arrived at the crowded, smoky, cackling party and saw no one she knew, including herself in a mirror. She wore frameless glasses, cheapest she could buy. She hadn’t put on makeup, not for work, from which she had walked … Continue reading

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“Hot Mouth” A Memoir on Memory” by Nicola Preuss

August 2006 was the beginning of third grade at my new school. I tried on many made-up personalities the first few days, picking them out like dresses from my closet. I tried having a sassy attitude and that didn’t work … Continue reading

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“Requiem for Ruined Water” by Gregg Kleiner

It was a month or more following the explosion that I found myself boarding a Greyhound bus not knowing precisely where I was headed but knowing I had to go to that particular, now soiled, edge of the continent. I … Continue reading

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“The Mentor” by Larry Ellis

There were fighting cocks in the yard. Scores of fighting cocks, each huddling against the wind in the small, plywood pup-tent that was its shelter, each roped by the ankle to a stake to keep it from tearing its neighbors … Continue reading

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“Kindness of Strangers” by Louise McKinney

—wherein the reader finds a monologue recorded aboard St. Charles Avenue’s streetcar line, Uptown, to Canal I’m walking up Felicity Street in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District, trodding over broken sidewalks crumbled to pieces by heaving roots of the live … Continue reading

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Issue #20, Winter/Spring 2015

Table of Contents, Issue #20 Editor’s Note Fiction “Big Bend” by Cynthia Sample “The Nice-to-Haves” by Ramona Reeves “Vanilla Orchid” by Murray Dunlap “Muddy Water” by Amanda Pauley “Accelerating through the Curve” by David Langlinais “Faces” by John Oliver Hodges … Continue reading

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