High School Girls – Jon Berger

I played basketball with Andrea every day in gym class in 8th grade. She was on the basketball team and she always beat me by a lot. We always laughed and I could never make a basket. But I didn’t know who I was until I started high school. I remember picking up my schedule […]

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Two Poems – Rebekah Morgan

Is the mold safe to eat   Shout out to the sea anemone Burrowing into the fine-ass-sediment of the deep ocean blue I’m jealous of you piddlin’ around like that   Finally, yet with some difficulty I’m my own best friend   Tellin’ myself to not be complicit I say to myself “girl, it’s okay […]

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Author Interview – Bud Smith

We’re trying something different this week – one story followed by an interview with the author. The inaugural edition goes to the wonderful and generous BUD SMITH, where we talk about his books WORK and F-250 and life in general.   FO: In WORK, you write “Life was wide open” right after you quit the […]

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Schwimps – Bud Smith

The albino got drunk and captured a flamingo. I mean, there was a lot leading up to it, I’ll tell you some. There was a whole life, really. He put in for time off from work. He had a factory job putting wood modeling glue in plastic containers. They liked him there. He was the […]

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