Issue 38 Poetry

The Book of Eve

The Book of Eve

I tell you temptation was cool As a string of pearls in my hands.

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Christine

Christine

You are dream etched in lipstick written in the curls of black rubber

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Light in the Window

Light in the Window

Dream a memory of clouds that chase the moon, of winds outside a house that knew a devastating war.

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The future of autopsy reporting

The future of autopsy reporting

from the allotted bloom spewing lilac into april

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All the Better, Dear Wolf

All the Better, Dear Wolf

Look, I know I’m a predator. I’m five years of age, in my prime,

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Transgender

Transgender

Cupid glistens in the middle of the sun. You’re blinded by such beauty.

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The Valley of Dry Bones

The Valley of Dry Bones

Not South, but somewhere in an arid space Where your heart beats slower,

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I unlearned my future

I unlearned my future

I unlearned my future when I tripped over trees birdsong at my knees like cricket call. I never knew

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Homebound

Homebound

lift the bowl to the stars and remember the cries of the infants

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Issue 38 Stories

Autoporn Cache

Autoporn Cache

Autoporn Cache

It’s one lousy dry afternoon in Corona Del Mar, and I’m trying to read Popular Mechanics. My sister and grandpa are yelling, and I can only focus on the ads.

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Under a Rock

Under a Rock

Under a Rock

“Oh. Uh, what’s been interesting in your life?” Abby shrugged, face in her phone. “A dino tooth showed up in the backyard yesterday, so that’s cool I guess.”

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Ghosts of All Our Pasts

Ghosts of All Our Pasts

Ghosts of All Our Pasts

The newsfeed report hovered in the air before his eyes, projected by the holographic display embedded in the table’s surface, but he didn’t need to read it.

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The Ancestor’s Song

The Ancestor’s Song

The Ancestor’s Song

“If you go into the villages, you need to know what’s fady,” the driver said. “Fady?” “People have superstitions. If something is not allowed it’s fady. If you violate a fady you will be punished.”

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Expulsion

Expulsion

Expulsion

He slid from his pupal case, and though he witnessed other flies struggling to escape theirs, none of them suffered a time limit. None of the others nearly drowned in the strange secretion which covered him.

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