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Jeanne Althouse lives in Palo Alto, California and is working on a collection of short-short stories. Her work has been published in literary journals including the Madison Review, Opium, Canary, the Stanford English Department Newsletter, The MacGuffin, Pindeldyboz, Temeros, Flashquake and Literary Mama. She has won the Foothill Writer’s Conference and the Lunch Hour Stories short story contests. She has stories upcoming in Rumble and Red Rock Review. She can be reached on email at


Boys in the Bank

Issue No. 165 ~ February, 2011

On the weekend we’re at a family barbeque at the local park—I’m surrounded by at least thirty family members. And motor Mama reminds me, as she serves me one of her giant barbeque