Vol. 2.3

South Carolina Morning by Georgia Ann Banks-Martin

South Carolina Morning by Georgia Ann Banks-Martin

Poetry, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 for Timeka All night I’ve been awake wishing I could be one of Hopper’s women, maybe the one waiting outside her front door for a man who is always late and won’t notice how like tracing paper the fabric of […]

A Poem by Dean Young and Dean Koontz by CL Bledsoe

A Poem by Dean Young and Dean Koontz by CL Bledsoe

Poetry, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 I am a wolfman in the doorway in cellophane. It’s a secret how I get my colors so vibrant. This was before the fish people came and made us learn to swim the hard way. They were looking for a […]

Dove-tailed by April Michelle Bratten

Dove-tailed by April Michelle Bratten

Poetry, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 There are no trees to cast shadows along a North Dakotan highway, only stacks of hay, patch of sunflower, empty, empty. I wish to linger inside a roll of hay, as a passing thought, to smell of earth, to sound […]

Les Fenêtres by Kristina Marie Darling

Les Fenêtres by Kristina Marie Darling

Poetry, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 We drive to a window factory and traverse its rooms, the summer night pale as the steeple of a church. Behind each door, you dust locks, turn hinges, dragging your signal flares and your phosphorus glow. A yellow light catches […]

Six Sentences on Collaboration or Five on Relativity by Shannon Delaney

Six Sentences on Collaboration or Five on Relativity by Shannon Delaney

Poetry, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 Hitler cut off her right thumb during the war. She was born in Slovenia. It is buried in Lancovo, with the other narrow-waisted blades. She had a twin sister who died at birth. It occurred to me that Christmas trees […]

Lust Series (1) by Stephanie Dickinson

Lust Series (1) by Stephanie Dickinson

Poetry, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 I stood in my lavender nightdress in the wet grass. The man cried before they roped his neck and lifted him off the ground, letting him back down. But still he did not sing out that he killed the girl, so […]

Excerpts from The Adventures of Spaceman Ray and the Galaxy Rock, A Screenplay by Jakob Esaw

Excerpts from The Adventures of Spaceman Ray and the Galaxy Rock, A Screenplay by Jakob Esaw

Drama, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 INT. THE WATCH STATION – NIGHTSHIFT. Raymond petting the cat in his lap. RAYMOND (V.O.) Okay, so I’m thinking about getting back together with Deb. I dunno. She ain’t that bad. She’s malicious, but that’s part of what I love […]

Lust Series (2) by Stephanie Dickinson

Lust Series (2) by Stephanie Dickinson

Poetry, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 When your lust is done with me I’m gonna need a hearse. This fanbelt snapping is just another excuse. I’m not a tool. I’m tired and dry. I want to lie down in river water. Your fingers lock the steering wheel, cut […]

Lust Series (4) by Stephanie Dickinson

Lust Series (4) by Stephanie Dickinson

Poetry, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 On a dirt road in their love she feels the deer run. Moon glazes them, dazes grape arbor and pelt. He devours her just as she consumes him. Owls hoot, iced in billion-year-old light. The dark is a gourmand. It fingers […]

Blood Red by Me-K Ahn

Blood Red by Me-K Ahn

Fiction, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 The trouble with the apartment began last Tuesday, when three men came to take the windows away. I peered around the metal door of my apartment and pretended to understand the tall one’s staccato words, which blurred in my ears. […]