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Jennifer Ruden has published in Nerve, Word Riot, Puerto del Sol, Literary Mama, Amarillo Bay, Eclectica and a few others here and there. She just finished a novel and is listening patiently as her first readers tear it to shreds. She writes in Albuquerque when her husband and their two children are napping. Unfettered praise can be mailed to Criticism can be sent to



Issue No. 165 ~ February, 2011

By noon we are wasted and the music thumps and Maureen's cake is gutted in the center of my dining room table. I am tempted to tell my neighbors to go home