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PUBLISHING POETRY, FICTION, NON-FICTION, & VISUAL ART FROM CREATIVE MINDS AROUND THE WORLD. A COMPREHENSIVE LITERARY MAGAZINE THAT PUBLISHES WRITERS AND ARTISTS OF ALL AGES.

Bus C by Cyndi Cresswell Cook

Like jamming an ax into our necks, Mrs. Gallager shoved her foot on the brakes of the school bus. Our heads crashed against the backs of the gray metal seats in front of us. Our silence was spewing out of our gaping mouths. Then with a look that could sever flesh from...

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A BEDTIME STORY FOR STEPHANIE BY C. HOWALD

The sky was a deeper blue than our own. Blue enough that the distant mountains merged with it almost without notice. The hills were closer, surrounding me like a thick woven carpet speckled with little stone houses embedded in a charming display of whimsy. The city...

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SATURN PEACH BY DAMIAN HEY

I first saw you in the exotic fruits aisle of the grocery store as you made your way among brightly colored hybrids, your arm extending, choosing which to place in the basket that you wore like a corsage. You must have seen me trying to be surreptitious in the...

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FOOL’S GOLD BY DAMIAN HEY

stooping for river-treasure, grocery bag, tight under my elbow, hands immersed, shocked in the current’s cold, annoyance of snipping minnows at my feet — everything is valuable at six. learning pyrite and mica as other kids learn pterodactyl and T. Rex rubs no gold...

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CHINCHILLIN IN SPACE BY LYDIA HODGE

CHINCHILLIN IN SPACE BY LYDIA HODGE

  Lydia Hodge is a senior in high school residing in Waverly, PA. She is a self-taught artist who enjoys exploring the world around her, both natural and man-made. In her free time, she runs her own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, To Bee Determined, to help...

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MACCHU PICCHU BY MICHAEL H. LEVIN

Clasped like a fractured necklace round their soaring throat of stone anchored against quakes by offset blocks, round corners, interlocking joints, these walls are masks. Their rhomboid eyes stare over squares, sun temples, cliffs sliding to ribboned river, empty as...

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TWELFTH STREET BY MICHAEL H. LEVIN

When I was twelve a hurdler was my hero. He was sixteen had ripple abs a brush cut vertical without hair wax eyes yellow and indifferent as a cat’s. His girl (bulging striped tube tops) was long on giggles and lipstick before breakfast. They were fixed stars on the...

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KISSING, WITH BRACES BY MICHAEL H. LEVIN

(1957) There was a trick to it I mostly learned before the razored metal bands came off and I could drive. A girl named Adrienne proposed, if she and I each cocked our heads just so (neck cricks or creaks not in the picture then), steel points where wires attached...

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YOUR PARCEL HAS NOT BEEN DELIVERED BY MICHAEL H. LEVIN

Please check for a notice at your local P.O. We sincerely regret this inconvenience and hope you are not disappointed; fulfilment is our game. Still, in these times we suggest you temper your expectations: completion is chancy and contents may settle or shift. Some...

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