They

Two Poems by Matthew Thorburn

they like to take things / money gold rings fingernails / and fathers they have / no need for you none for me

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The Convert

Fiction by Dani Heinemeyer

+++Judith starts believing in God after watching the History Channel special, “The Real Face  of Jesus.” She sits alone in her living room, the television projecting faint blue holograms onto the coffee table’s mahogany surface. Read more

After Migration

Poetry by Erika Goodrich

There are parts of you left behind, / buried in the sands of Cefalù. / You are told to travel light. To forget.

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Argos

Fiction by Clare Wilson

The bartender’s t-shirt declared, Caution, Hot!

+++Marvin eyed the splashy script as she poured him another double of Bulleit. He downed it in one gulp, before she had reached her next customer.

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Maroon Bells

Nonfiction by Josh Potter

Summer, 1976:

+++My parents late twenties, newly dating, visit the Maroon Bells wilderness outside of Aspen. These two people, John and Suzie, are in love, will inevitably conceive my brother and I, and will return to this place again and again though neither of them know it yet. Read more

The First Annual Landsome Goat and Garden Party

Fiction by B.C. Edwards

Every attempt to venture into the kitchen or deeper ended in a polite but firm herding back to the porch. The unlit living room and dark upstairs remained grey mysteries and whatever secrets were locked in the Landsome cellar, all the unearthed Spanish gold, the nuclear codes, the disembodied murdered vagrants, they all stayed hidden. Read more