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He: A Collection by Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh

By: Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh – Posted: July 21, 2014

IV. She’s Gone Missing
After hearing “get out” enough, you eventually leave…

A Review of American 419 and Other Stories by Melanie J. Cordova

By: Melanie Cordova – Posted: July 14, 2014

Abiola’s straightforward prose shines here as well—even the repetition of the words “Jerusalem sand” throughout the story is hypnotic and fills the words with a strong sense of mythos…

These Are The Fables by RS Paulette

By: RS Paulette – Posted: July 7, 2014

There are expectations one has when reading this kind of story—about the lonely, divorced literature professor and his schoolboy infatuation with a ravishing co-ed under his tutelage—and I wish to trump those expectations right at the start. In short, this isn’t that kind of story…

Mandatory Medication by Dave Morehouse

By: Dave Morehouse – Posted: June 30, 2014

Every homesick minute on land she had ached for the gentle support of salt water, the slow hum of the ocean, purified air to flow across her gills and whistle deep into her dual-stage lungs…

A Review of Happiness Ltd. by Melanie J. Cordova

By: Melanie Cordova – Posted: June 23, 2014

Author Michael McGhee clearly depicts a world obsessed with spending, and a reader can feel the depth of the situation he has created…

The Secret History of Las Vegas reviewed by Winnie Khaw

By: Winnie Khaw – Posted: June 16, 2014

Chris Abani’s The Secret History of Las Vegas is part thriller/murder mystery, part indictment against the brutality and injustice of apartheid in South Africa, but largely it is a reworking of pulp fiction distinguished by a veneer of weirdness and relieved by patches of appreciable beauty and originality.

Dough Boy by Jon Sindell

By: Jon Sindell – Posted: June 9, 2014

“My Pillsbury Doughboy,” she said with a grin both loving and mocking. She jabbed at his belly, he slapped her hand. She recoiled and he swatted the milk glass, flooding the table and soaking his pants…

Mayakovsky’s Revolver reviewed by Jacob Collins-Wilson

By: Jacob Collins-Wilson – Posted: June 2, 2014

Imbedded in many of those dark poems are instances of pure love, enjoyment, several epiphanies, and comedy. In the midst of suicide, heaven, loss, questioning one’s own existence, Dickman still finds moments to be humorous…

Hand To G-d by Jesi Bender

By: Jesi Bender – Posted: May 26, 2014

Hope Miller did not believe in G-d. But that did not stop her from calling out to him every once in a while. For example, when Hope found the extra hand behind the bar, she seemed more annoyed than surprised…

The Filibuster by Jay Sizemore

It only takes ten minutes of standstill traffic before a person starts to lose their mind…

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