My brother had claimed once that he had held his breath for a full twenty-four hours. If it was true, it was quite a feat. He had bested the German record holder by over twenty-three hours. When he was asked his secret, he said it was about getting […]
She was a funny girl, Denise. People all over the world, she used to say, like it when you smile and laugh. And she tried to keep them laughing through their empty temples. When I first met her she’d returned from the gulf, and she had a bloody […]
This Time Might Be Different Stories of Maine by Elaine Ford Two-time TFP contributor, the late awarding-winning writer Elaine Ford has a posthumous story collection out from Islandport Press. Her story “Millennium Fever” (the Aloft Issue) is included in the collection. This Time Might Be Different by award-winning writer […]
I always liked the word periodicals. As a child the word sounded archaic and obscure to me.
The essay I wanted to right was poignant, with one, maybe two tiny truths, a little inspiring and original, definitely original.
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I am a Virgo. What this means, for those of you who don’t follow such pastimes as how one’s personality traits may or may not align to one’s astrological sign, is that I pride myself on structure, organization, punctuality, reliability. I am nothing, I think to myself, if […]
In advance of our upcoming spring print issue, be sure to check out not only the new prose and poetry, but also this essay by Mary Ruefle. Imagination In This Issue | Spring 2018 Mira Martin-Parker Mother’s Face Robert Vivian All The Rivers Of My Days Shoshana Lovett-Graff Latent […]