224 January, 2016

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Death Seat

Issue No. 224 ~ January, 2016

Juanita sits at her vanity table pressing a long strip of toilet paper to her hair. Tilting her head to the side, I watch her pull a couple of bobby pins free from the several pressed between her lips and clip the piece flat against …

Big Dreams in a Small Room

Issue No. 224 ~ January, 2016

The room I grew up in was a walk-in closet with enough room for a twin bed, a dresser, a small wooden desk and chair, and a skinny metal armoire that no longer had a hanger bar because it rusted off. The floor was uneven …


Issue No. 224 ~ January, 2016

I was sitting on a park bench. No, I wasn’t eyeing little girls with bad intent. I was reading a novel because the movie version comes out in a couple of weeks. Kate Winslet is going to be in it. She’s a good actor. I …

The Ferry

Issue No. 224 ~ January, 2016

No, no. Nothing like that, I tell her.   She wants to know if she can catch it. Like her proximity has earned her danger points.   Think of it like this, I say. There’s a part in your car’s engine that it can’t function …