limestone-admin -

The Fool Killer

By Michael Poore

They were going to hang John.

        John was five. He lived on a farm with his aunt and uncle and some cousins, and an eighty-year-old grandmother they called Big Ma.

        Big Ma wasn’t big. She was a frail old lady, and they all treated her like she might break at the slightest touch. She never did, break, though, until John broke her. Read more

limestone-admin -

Ski Lesson

By Becky Mendelbaum

When I tell my mother I’m going skiing, she laughs. “That’s strange,” she says. “You’ve always hated skiing.” Read more

limestone-admin -


By Casey McConahay

The blades of the windmill were tapered like spear-points. They turned in laggard revolutions. As they spun, they made shadows on the dry, level land.

        There were vultures to the east of the windmill. Read more

limestone-admin -

An Interview with Carl Phillips

By Sophie Weiner

Carl Phillips is the author of fourteen books of poetry including Reconnaissance (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), Silverchest (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), Double Shadow (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011), finalist for the National Book Award; and Speak Low (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009), finalist for the National Book Award. Read more