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 […]
She covered her walls in post-punk flyers and ironic unicorn drawings in suggestive poses. In a “sexy yeti” costume she carved pumpkins in the basement and left the seeds and innards to dry on the floor.
A breeze blows through the window in the middle of the summer night. Jean-Michel, lying awake beside Brigitte, raises both hands, feels the air against his palms, closes his fingers into fists.
No peppermint candy filled stockings or pine scented candles to mask the smell of her mother’s Marlboro Lights. Boys crept into her window and fondled her pubis, twisted her tits.
Her new thing is black. I will always be in mourning until the women of the world are free.
The Flexible Persona is proud to nominate the following six pieces for the Pushcart Prize: “Ducks” by Mark Jacobs (Fall 2017) | Fiction “Greyhound People” by Amber Parker (Fall 2017) | CNF “However Innocently, However Unwittingly” by Robert McKean (Spring 2017) | Fiction “IUD Insertion” by Daryl Sznyter (Fall […]
I knew I had to respect Hemingway when channeling his eyes. I shot a male rhino from 70 yards, as it was grazing—with a high-powered Browning rifle. I brought his head home. I drank heavily as I watched Matadors in tight, shimmering clothes. They grimaced and struck artistic […]
I don’t feel safe here. It isn’t safe anywhere, for me. But I try to seek refuge here amid the demons as I know how to behave in this space.