The fire swayed and dodged the men.
When they smacked at the fire, it jumped.

Michael Chitwood, "The Elements Will Have Their Way" from Issue 8

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Fall Issue #20

Featuring: Fictional Politicos

FICTION

Joy Baglio
 How to Survive on Land

Alexander Weinstein
Moksha

Michael Credico
The Killing Square

Robert Long Foreman
Black Telephone

Gwen E. Kirby
We Handle It

Cady Vishniac
Cooking with Fire

Kelsey Ronan
The Genesee Towers

NONFICTION

Marilyn Abildskov
At the Threshold

N.R. Robinson
Our Family Walks

POETRY

Andrew Cox
Bobcat                              

Ansie Baird
Reno Redux            

Darla Himeles
Chino, California                

David Brendan Hopes
Certain Things        

Kim Farrar
She-Monster Gets Fired        
Why It’s Hard to Write About
    My Brother                              

Young Smith
My Good Brother                
Here There Was a Stool with a
    Crippled Leg              
Gorilla                  

W.J. Herbert
Bluebirds Are Cavity Nesters    

Robert Cording
Anniversary Gift                 

David Gullette
The Cave               

Alison Jarvis
Still          

James Tolan
Morning                

Chanel Brenner
November 1st           

Heather Bowlan
January 12th             

Lisa Badner
Facebook Friends                
Parent/Teacher Conference         
This Is Not an Obituary            
 
Graham Coppin
Response to Medical Questionnaire
    Furnished by Mount Sinai        

Joyce Peseroff
Horse on a Plane                

Marc Tretin
Ammo        

 

 

 

 

POETRY (continued)

Charles Harper Webb
Princess Summer-Fall-Winter
    -Spring                            

Angela Voras-Hills
Watching Nature on PBS            

Emily Sernaker
Full Disclosure                   

David O’Connell
History Will Remember        

Amit Majmudar
The Potter’s Field                

Peter Schmitt
The Skeleton in My
    Grandfather’s Closet               

Daryl Jones
Checkup                 

Jay Leeming
Bag It, Box It, Haul It Away     

Lisa Bellamy
Black-Eyed Susan                

Claire Bateman
Grounded               
Ancient Stone Coin, 
    Diameter Six Feet                  
The New Loneliness             
Cake-o-Rama          

Jill Leininger
Night Dodge           

Christopher Brean Murray
Abandoned Settlement  

2016 CONTEST WINNERS

(selected by Charles Johnson, Elena Passarello, Tony Hoagland)

Winner in Fiction

Leslie Rodd
Audition        

Winner in Nonfiction

Gail Griffin
A Creature, Stirring     

Winner in Poetry

Michael Pearce
Henry's Horses               
   The Pale Man                               
The Boy on the Ridge          

FEATURE:
Fictional Politicos

Michael Mark Cohen
Buzz Can Happen Here:
    Sinclair Lewis and the
    New American Fascism    
    

Dustin Faulstick
    “This Time I’m Going to Fool
       Somebody”: Willie Stark and
       the Politics of Humiliation   
 

Kristen Lillvis
Take Me to Your Lady Leader                

Christopher A Sims
Of the People, for the People,
    by the Robots