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Seethaler’s Perfect Cake

Issue No. 240 ~ May, 2017

Mr. Drake sat on a lone bench facing the east river—the same bench on which he always read his books, smoked his cigarettes, and watched the boats pass. Mr. Drake spent the first half of his lunch hour at a café, where he would order …

What Happens Before We Are Born

Issue No. 240 ~ May, 2017

  There’s a myth recalling an old man with dark skin and thin, white hair, who was good and wise in his day and only got wiser, got so wise he started having visions in his dreams. One night he dreamt chaos, dreamt the birth …

It Came in the Mail

Issue No. 240 ~ May, 2017

“Darn Billy. Told him to stop sending me things,” I said to no one but myself, and the package that I eyed critically. The package sat on my front porch, strapped to the gills with packing tape. The box itself was about three feet wide …

Horned Owl and the Silver Flute

Issue No. 240 ~ May, 2017

When the earth was youthful a wood grew upon it, and beside that wood a village was built. In the wood there lived the Horned Owl and in the village there lived a young woman named River. This story is theirs, and begins in late …

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GX Jupitter-Larsen

Issue No. 240 ~ May, 2017

GX Jupitter-Larsen has worked as a performance artist, sound artist, writer, and filmmaker. He also collects stamps, and is a devout psammologist. Much of his work is a self-created lexicon consisting mainly of personalized units of measurement. A casual observer’s literacy of this vernacular is …

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