Entrails of a Virgil – John Trefry

We are sucking stones with disorientation in conversation with ADA cinema scholar and director of «The Gastroliths of an Architect», no sacramental sentimentalism has residence in the cultural productions of the ADA, nowhere is this more evident than in the byzantine franchise lineages of ADA movie production, a series of movies is using the narrative […]

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Eyes To The Skies – Michael Chin

  At summer camp for nerds and scientists and future world leaders, I took Astronomy with a German university professor whose favorite command was “Eyes to the skies!” He’d call it and point to the sky all the time as he walked us back to our dorms at night, to identify constellations and far-off planets. […]

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Grooming – Willem Myra

At the corner between Merison Street and Golderg Avenue the man stands in his Adam’s clothes, barefoot on a towel and eyes lost into the pedestal mirror resting on a low table. He can’t be older than thirty-five. Bald. Caucasian with just a tip of something else slipped into his genes. He’s stoop-shouldered and narrow-bodied, […]

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The Original Face, An Excerpt – Guillaume Morissette

01. “I don’t think I’ve ever wanted inner peace,” I typed to Eloise on Facebook Chat. “Inner warfare just seems so much better.” Waiting for her response, I drank green tea from a paper cup. I didn’t feel good or bad, but neither, like a tree. It was June something, twenty-ten-something, and I was sitting […]

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Drowning – Craig Rodgers

The pool doesn’t need cleaning.  It doesn’t need anything.  The pipes have ceased their flowing and the waters have all drained away.  What remains is a concrete hole. She sits along the laminated tongue of diving board outstretched over the void.  The glass in her hand is held but only just.  She leans across legs […]

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Blue – Anna Kander

Blue-chip companies take their name from the color of the highest-valued chips at poker tables on October 28, 1929. (we’re reliable, all-American, safe) Then comes October 29, 1929: the day the stock markets crash. Then comes October 30, 2009: me, new to a minimum-wage custodial crew, learning that the most important thing, when you clean […]

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