fiction, poetry & more

 

February 2010

 

“Back Bay Doorway” by Ruby Pearl

“CHANGE”
Smokey Miles
(music by Uberdan)

I was on top of a mountain on some wild mountain range/I looked down on the valley and everything was strange  WATCH

“(Not) My Fairy Self”
xTx

“Our kid is not going to be a cigarette butt eating retard,” he spits, arms crossed.  MORE

“THE SHOWER”
Sharla Benson

“I know you like your ‘foo foo’ fancy ways, but don’t go round there shamin’ me, actin’ like your mess don’t stank. You hear me girl?”  MORE

SHORT STORY

“CRY OF THE AMAZON”
Bernadete Piassa

After two days on the road, what was supposed to have been an adventurous and mysterious honeymoon had turned into a hot, tiring ordeal.  MORE

POEM

“SKY NEWS”
Delfina Barschdorf

At first I saw a femur, then a tibia/and I thought someone had killed a cow.  MORE

“WHEN HE LEAVES TOWN”
Lyn Lifshin

a relief to not have/his body, hips/shaping, twisting me  MORE

POEM

“MAMBOMANIA”
Aurora M. Lewis

Grooving to Perez Prado’s Cherry Pink/And Apple Blossom White until he’d come home/Smelling of liquor and women  MORE

POEM

“IF YOU CAN’T SEE ME
I CAN’T SEE YOU
(sign at the back of a truck)”
Changming Yuan

If she can’t kiss you, you can’t kiss her/If you can’t put up with me, I can’t put up with you  MORE