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The Power Cord The first thing Jim Dickert remembers in the morning is that the power cord that came with his new computer is defective. He has to replace it before he can get on the Internet. Through the window in the kitchenette he sees it’s a dim […]
Before the Mall for Franz Kafka 1. Before the mall stands Balloony Bozo! the Talking Clown™. A man from up north asks to be let inside the mall. Balloony Bozo! the Talking Clown™ says, “Not without your balloon, my friend,” and hands the man a balloon. The man […]
We are pleased to announce our nominees this year for the Pushcart Prize. Fiction: “Before the Mall” | Greg Letellier “Glaze” | Alan E. Kennedy “Sleepless Night” | Sally Oliver Nonfiction: “Closing Joe’s Eyes” | Cris Harris “Cult of Shadows” | Jaime Mathis “True, but Incomplete” | Theo […]
A Winter Break in Rome I was dealing out a deck of cards when the compartment door flew open, letting in a blast of frigid December air and a girl so classically beautiful – lively hazel eyes, cheeks glowing, a cascade of loose blonde curls – that she […]
The Writer’s Daughter She got me the same way I like to think Lauren Bacall got Humphrey Bogart. “Hey mister, you got a light?” It was the mister that made my head turn. The way it was stressed ever more […]
Mitzvah Day Maya fidgeted on the sidewalk in front of Har Zion temple, engulfed by eager congregants. Blue stickers that read Mitzvah! affixed to their lapels signaled their intent to perform acts of charity throughout the city. A decade—no, more—had elapsed since her own bat mitzvah year, the […]
Table for One “Table for one?” the tiny hostess mutters through her smiling façade without as much as looking up. “Actually, I’m meeting some people for dinner. Ryan is the reservation I believe. Party of 5.” A full house- an investor, a doctor, a professor, and a small business […]