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Mrs. Harrow and the Tour du Freaque

Issue No. 200 ~ January, 2014

Mrs. Harrow informs me over pot roast that she has always wanted to be a Deadhead. Odd that she never mentioned it during twenty years of marriage. Mrs. Harrow has always seemed content; we live comfortably with our two cats, Pussy and Dick, the latter …

Jingle Sweat Bleed

Issue No. 198 ~ November, 2013

Nothing sexier than watching someone masticate with their mouth open, saliva resinous and burning, turning to chalky grey rubber and an aching jaw

Buttons

Issue No. 193 ~ June, 2013

The boy immersed his hands into the sea of buttons, enjoying the feel of them crawling up between his fingers.

Urges

Issue No. 190 ~ March, 2013

It’s been happening daily and I pray he doesn’t do this in front of my girlfriend or parents.

Lamb

Issue No. 189 ~ February, 2013

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

Further

Issue No. 188 ~ January, 2013

He wondered how far the trail went. He was out where he had never been, where the tall marsh grass grew up everywhere and the pines stood behind the marsh on the ridge.

My Russian Roommate

Issue No. 187 ~ December, 2012

When I return to the room, she is in bed. I slip under my ivory quilt and switch off the light. My stomach growls for food. In order to avoid the Russian, I spent the entire evening across the street at a friend’s place.