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Susan Winkler

“It goes on and on like this,” he said, shining his light to illuminate halls and caverns that lay ahead, all lined with bones, neatly organized. “It is extraordinary, isn’t it?” “Yes, it is,” she said, turning around slowly, trying to take it all in despite the dim light. “The beauty, the geometry, of the

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October 31, 2014

Ailish Hopper

The Good Caucasian                           [It’s] the ghost in me coming out. —Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry When forty acres have besieged my brow, and a mule and a winter, cold as Ice Cube, I try a remembrance of things, floating past— Miss Daisy, and her necklace of fingerpointing         Title pages On the South   now squares of ash centers embering If

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October 24, 2014

Kathleen Founds

It would be kind of like that time you brought in cupcakes on your birthday, Ms. Freedman, and Andrea Shylomar said they tasted like wet bananas, and you were like, “Very well then, Andrea, give me back the cupcake,” and she was like, “No, miss, I was just saying stuff, I’ll still eat it.” Then

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October 17, 2014

Monica McFawn

My son, the drug addict, is about to tell a story. I can tell because he’s closed his eyes and lifted his chin. I can tell because he’s laid his hands, palms down, on the table, like a shaman feeling the energy of the tree-spirit still in the wood. I can tell because he’s drawing

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October 10, 2014

Sarah Yaw

Moses doesn’t have the opportunity to count blessings very often, so when he walks into the mail room, the seasoned wood of the counters and the boxes used for sorting that have been here since the prison’s beginning a century and a half ago, the old, oiled smell of the room, and the light tickle

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October 3, 2014

Courtney Moreno

When conducting the triage of a multi-casualty incident, start by taking charge. Consider the textbook example, based on the events of July 16, 2002, in Santa Monica, California. On a Wednesday afternoon, against the sparkling backdrop of summer sky and swaying palm trees, an eighty-six-year-old man drove his burgundy 1992 Buick LeSabre down three blocks

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September 26, 2014

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