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Out of over 825 entries, this ‘ultra-short’ (under 150 words) was selected as an honoree in the 9th Annual Ultra-Short Competition sponsored by The Binnacle, which has published literature and art for over fifty years. “Here Lie the Chicken Bones” is out now with the other fifty-two honorees and, of course, the four winners.

Congrats to the winners!

Eric Svehaug – Married Love, Year Thirty (Poetry)

Cynthia Tracy Larsen – The Loyalty of Legs (General Fiction)

Lisa Ricard Claro – A Twisty Thing (Humor)

Jordan Gilletti – Roots (UMM Student Winner)

 

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Doodle by Billy Roids

Doodle by Billy Roids

 

“Hide and Seek with Summer” is now up at Citizen Brooklyn, a magazine

devoted to “unique energy, diversity, and expression.”

I just call Citizen Brooklyn edgy and provocative. It’s worth the look.

Hide and Seek with Summer

…watching my curtains rise and fall
my breath pushes in from outside
after I have drawn them against your heat…

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(Try reading the piece different ways: right column first and then left, left column first and then right, or top to bottom. But, no matter how I tried, it just couldn’t get it to work backwards.)

The poem was first published by Intersections in 2008.

Pay them a visit too, if you have the time.

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“Only Seventeen” now up at Citizen Brooklyn, a magazine

devoted to “unique energy, diversity, and expression.”

Only Seventeen

When they pick me up, Mother

won’t come

get me.

This lifts my runaway status,

sets me

free…

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The poem was first published by The Stone Hobo.

Pay them a visit too, if you have the time.

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A Class of ’08 Alumna on 7-1-11

has gone live with Safety Pin Review

 

See it attached to the back of  a Harvard student who wears it everywhere he goes for a week.

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Genesis

In the beginning, The Arachnid spun its web from the void, in the deep darkness that was upon the face of the heavens, and the winds moved upon its web.

And the winds brought forth the first fly to The Arachnid’s web, causing the fly to become ensnared.

And The Arachnid felt the fly’s movement upon the face of its web and was drawn to the fly.

And The Arachnid crept along its web, descended upon the fly and called what it found there Life…   <<read more>>

Frightmares: A Fistful of Flash Fiction Horror, Dark Moon Books,

available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers

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 August at the Fair

August limps past the Ferris wheel, a cotton candy wisp stuck to her cheek. She stops, licks her dusty lips with a snow cone-blue tongue while deciding how to spend her sister Summer’s last dollar bill…   <<read more>>

Microfiction Spotlight: November 9th through 15th, 2011, Microstory A Week

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The Last Two Minutes of the Game

“Do the last two minutes matter?” you ask, turn off the game. We all wrestle you for the remote. Later, in your rusted Bug, with red and yellow gumballs spilled and rolling around the floorboards, I stick my hand out the window into the rain to push your broken wipers

back

               and

forth,

back

               and

forth.

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~ Fall 2011 Issue of Grey Sparrow Literary Journal

In 2011, Grey Sparrow was named the Best New Literary Journal of the Year by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

Also in the Fall Issue: poetry by Kay Ryan, 16th Poet Laureate of the United States and recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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