Volume 9 Number 2

now that you are working for the government

If you had a red blazer and a red pencil skirt, in twenty years you’d look like a first lady or that woman in The…

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My Mother is a Ghost on the Keystone Line

Between Coatesville and Paoli alerts come through my iPad and phone. They are from my mother’s account. They’re pictures I’m tagged in. They’re updates. The…

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Gettysburg

Then without further violence, green shoots break through ground, and the men arrive as usual with their metal detectors. They’ve come for bullets, war coins,…

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The Spaceman’s Wives

The first wife liked to run, very fast. Sometimes she sprinted until it made her sick to her stomach, folding over her government- issue shoes…

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Overpopulation–III. Moon

With living space rapidly commodifying, the other organisms voted to break up with humanity. As the most docile, least pretentious organism, the trees were tasked…

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Overpopulation–II. Sahara

Human numbers grew out of control and the other species grew concerned. Panicked, the animals declared war on us. Every whale was white, every seagull…

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Overpopulation–I. Antarctica

The planet was overpopulated and no one was willing to leave, so we came up with a plan to make more space. We pulled Antarctica…

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Real Money

After he kisses me, Frank rubs his lipstick from my mouth with a Handi Wipe. He looks at me from between false eyelashes thick as…

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Wanting so closely

We’re both seventeen and white trash. Horse crazy and rough around the edges. My family is wonderful but I’m a mess. Her family is a…

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