Month: September 2021

Fiction longlisted stories finally posted

These stories started out in alphabetical order by author’s name, but then I had requests to use pen names. I appreciate everyone’s patience. Authors, if there are any problems, please reach out! Poetry longlist coming tomorrow, and soon, the redesigned website as well. This is the view from my temporary quarters in W Virginia where …

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Laps
D.E. Kern

I circle the development in 1,400 steps—or nine minutes—six to eight mumbled hellos to neighbors in waiting, two hearty greetings for those I know better. But I feel drained after one-half mile, one of three walks I will force upon myself between three classes and two meetings, because I take two pills to keep my …

Laps
D.E. Kern
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ANTI-ELEGY FOR ALL THE TRANS PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL ALIVE
Myles Taylor

Yeah sure, of course I’ve had those moments, the ones you came here for. Holding them while they mourn their dead trans friend, the friend’s green skin & blue gown, as if they were simply an angel being viewed underwater, which, you could argue, they were, that we all are, but I don’t want to …

ANTI-ELEGY FOR ALL THE TRANS PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL ALIVE
Myles Taylor
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