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Threat Desk

May 28, 2017

by JOHN HAGGERTY At 3:55PM I close the Threat Desk. I say “close” in the interests of accuracy, because at the inception of the Threat Desk program, when we were given a generous selection of models and options to choose … Read more

The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington: A Review

May 1, 2017

by SAM BEDNARCHIK St. Louis, MO: Dorothy, a publishing project, 2017. 215 pp. By my roughly crunched count, Leonora Carrington’s complete literary output totals just over 600 pages of writing. Her Complete Stories, reissued by Dorothy in a beautiful book … Read more


April 25, 2017

by MARK GOODRICH Lizzy sat in the recliner her kids had bought her when they moved her into the home after Joe had died. The television was on, some news program, muted. One window in the small living room, looking … Read more

The Mudsuckers

April 17, 2017

by LINDSAY WILSON Lake Buena Vista, California. At dusk, if you are lucky, this man-made lake’s surface lays as still as hand beaten metal, the thin imperfect mirror of which breaks with each fish biting at the steel ceiling of … Read more

Until the Morning Comes

March 24, 2017

by RICHARD SCHMITT This morning I beat the old lady next door up, which makes me happy, kick-starts the day. She’s tough to beat up that one. Kind-of-a raw old lady, bare-knuckled and hunchbacked, knobby knees and elbows, walking bow-legged … Read more

The Big Feed

February 14, 2017

by BRANDON TIMM Failing deodorant hung thick around Lisa as she fought through the surging crowd around the zoo’s tiger exhibit. God, she could taste the people baking in the sun. Their sweat, their excitement, every expectation gliding salty over … Read more

A Conversation with Geri Ulrey

February 7, 2017

Geri Ulrey is a writer, filmmaker, and educator living in Los Angeles. She has also been published in Gulf Coast, was a finalist for the 2016 Gulf Coast Prize in Nonfiction, and shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Disquiet … Read more

Johnny Cash’s Harmonica, San Quentin

January 14, 2017

by NIELS RINEHART “I’m telling you, I’ve been looking at that cigarette on the window sill since I got moved to this cell five years ago.” The new kid sat on the opposite bunk, holding the cigarette in the palm … Read more

A Conversation with Shelley Berg

January 6, 2017

SHELLEY BERG ’s stories have appeared in Phoebe and Passages North. She lives with her husband and two children in Dedham, Massachusetts, where she is working on her first novel. Her story, “The Dirty White Sky,” appeared in Carolina Quarterly … Read more