THE CALL Reckless brother, you inhabit blank, damp winter a beardless airy beauty who moves along my spine but through what space does your thought flicker, lost light to my ear? Ann McGlinn has published short stories and poems in a variety of journals, including Art/Life, Poem, […]
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“Deb Jannerson‘s Thanks for Nothing is a jewel-toned, kaleidoscopic rendering of living among contemporary America’s unkindnesses. Out of pain, Jannerson creates a strange and elemental tableau. Structural inequities, phony concern, and the speaker herself morph into sinister dioramas pasted together from tainted childhood memories and the always-distressing news. The collection’s […]
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 […]
No one seemed to know. Is writer an identity that goes away if you don’t renew it? Is it something with an expiration date?
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