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Matthew Lykins lives in Oxford, Ohio with his wife and three kids. He has been recently published in Spittoon Magazine. Visit his blog at or his novel-in-progress at


Thunder, Perfect Mind

Issue No. 223 ~ December, 2015

After the lights go out and the tornadoes rip through, the rain lashes the windows, the sirens wale sporadically and the radio mumbles news of funnel clouds, overturned penitentiary buses, jackknifed semis, and roads blocked by fallen telephone poles before simply throbbing a repeated emergency …

Open Wide

Issue No. 179 ~ April, 2012

She said nothing. What was there to say? I'm frequently hungover. Many of my evenings and nights are spent drunkenly fumbling around my ex-husband's property. I have successfully absconded with the garden hose, the tiller, and three yard gnomes.