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Issue #24, Winter/Spring 2016

Table of Contents, Issue #24 Editor’s Note Fiction “Making Chairs” by Tim Nalley “The Bulldog and the Snake” by Adam Van Winkle “Innocence” by Robert Earle “Grandma’s Postcard” by Gershon Ben-Avraham “Extinguish the Light” by Leland Pitts-Gonzalez Poetry Three Poems by Ashley M. … Continue reading

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“Grandma’s Postcard” by Gershon Ben-Avraham

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were. — Marcel Proust I was twelve years old when Grandma Davis, my dadʼs mom, died. I didnʼt know her very well. She lived in North Carolina, … Continue reading

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“Innocence” by Robert Earle

After twenty-four years, Gabriel Meehan was exonerated of rape-murder and went to church on his second Sunday home because his grandmother insisted. “I’ve always gone. None of the others have since you went away, but this time we’ll all hold … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Allan Peterson

If Valley Then Landslide If valley, then landslide, trees losing their footing as when the grandstand collapsed along with the looks on the faces of people fully in the power of nothing controllable, some obviously having a complete and sudden … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Robert Eastwood

A Kind of Grief The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is a kind of grief. Philip Larkin – The Trees A season, this, in its puberty, with … Continue reading

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“The Bulldog and the Snake” by Adam Van Winkle

“The Bulldog and the Snake” is excerpted from a novel in progress about a hard-scrabbled and reluctant patriarch in a fight for his property and family in southern Oklahoma entitled Abraham Anyhow. Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Jeffrey Alfier

Halfway House, Downtown Los Angeles By the time he booked into St. George’s Hotel, Room 204 — across from Wild-Ass Willie and a kid who’d burned his liver out at twenty-four — the keys he’d saved from doors he lived … Continue reading

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