Summer’s Violent Garden – Stephen Mortland

I spent that summer unbodied, in the mind of a child. I was a thought, only fully realized when considered by the child. When he forgot me, when he became captive to some new thought, I waited to be birthed again into the fullness of his reality. The child’s name was Will. He lived with […]

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Burning Man – Jon Lindsey

Garden hose tinkling on terra cotta tile roof-top. Car accidents on evacuation routes. Dry dirt smoking – dry cheatgrass fire fodder – dry dead bare bark trees. Cries of a family with four million dollars in the bank trapped in a Land Rover melting where rubber meets road, chrome rims running quicksilver, woman shielding infant […]

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So Wrong – Tom Gumbert

Lips pursed, face blushed, she avoids my eyes as she surrenders the credit card that pays my bail. Seven hundred fifty dollars for disturbing the peace. I suppose that’s an appropriate description of my transgression. The drive home will take six hours. She stares at the road ahead and I stare out my window, neither […]

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