189 February, 2013

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Issue No. 189 ~ February, 2013

A movie is a good place for a first date as long as both parties respect the boundaries marked by the cup holders. I've been wrapped in arms, had my knees squeezed, my neck massaged, my thigh stroked, even my hair playfully tugged and once a finger seductively pushed - accidentally, I'm pretty sure – up my nose.

Pap Pap on Penn Avenue

Issue No. 189 ~ February, 2013

Pap Pap’s glasses, the brown rectangles, catch every cent of the sun, its whole worth. They cast a pale mirror as if looking through a beer bottle. But on the inside? Pap Pap can’t see.

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Seeing Things Differently Than Most

Issue No. 189 ~ February, 2013

Bob was a gigantic bulk of a man, his body like a perfectly proportioned concrete block, and he had one of the largest heads I'd ever seen, but it didn't seem abnormal because of his sheer size.

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Susan Tepper

Issue No. 189 ~ February, 2013

Susan Tepper (http;//www.susantepper.com/) is the author of From the Umberplatzen, published by Wilderness Press in 2012, and Deer & Other Stories (Wilderness Press, 2009), in which most of the stories take place on Long Island or are connected to the Island, where Tepper was raised.

C.W. Moss

Issue No. 189 ~ February, 2013

C.W. Moss is a rare breed with a bright future. Author and illustrator of the popular Unicorn Being a Jerk is gearing up for the launch of his sequel and anxious to tell Pif all about it. This “maker/doer” (as indicated on his professional business …

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Issue No. 189 ~ February, 2013

I apply mint jelly—that gives the lamb a snap of freshness.