J. P. Dancing Bear
Still Life With Suicide Bomber 1
"Think of the ear as pear shaped—"
Still Life With Suicide Bomber 2
"I used to think I could wear my digits raw"
Still Life With Suicide Bomber 4
"What if any of the gods just wanted fresh water?"
The boy with the blackbird stitched over his heart is sad
"The bird stitched to his shirt is not quite over his heart..."
The men at the funeral stand with their hats on
"...the entire sky whited out is an erasure emerging from the still trees."
What I Fail to Mention
"I don’t say any of this. I kiss your neck..."
"where her man could stub out his cigarette"
You Can't Spell Necromancy Without Romance
"I need you to go back to 1975 and eat an hors d’œuvre."
Ginny in the Dutch Master's Grove
"I danced on my heart after you shot me that one small smile"
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
"even my tongue is swollen"
"My tongue purples"
"Or worse, that I wanted only to give him something"
Obedience, My Father
"She likes things that grow cold"
Henry Blankenship's Endless Day
"She called out "Harvey!" and I ran over and started yelling instructions like I was a man again..."
The Throat Is an Open Grave
"Finally someone stutters jesus call his mama"
The Undertaker's Son Gets Cast as Ophelia’s Gravedigger
I could still smell her Pantene through the chloroform.
Have Mercy on Me
"We played the eucharist game. It was disgusting, but delicious."
A Sunny Place with Adequate Water
"I wore no emblem on my clothing."
Inert or Something Else
"come on and open your eyes"
"He opts for a lighter one about his first Laundromat attempt where he shrunk his favorite Argyle sweater."
Spaces Random and Intentional
"But life, I think, is more like McDonald’s. Clumpy and confusing and mostly disappointing."
You Told Me
What Women Want
"Sometimes I forgot parts of my personality in winter."
The Blue of...
"Everything I own is a window—bay"
Tony Rauch's eyeballs growing all over me...again
by Amanda Zubillaga
"Imagine you’re a normal guy who comes home from work one evening to find a sasquatch on your living room couch watching TV with your wife."
Translated by Will Storm
"Father Zeus himself amidst clouds by night heaves tremulous bolts with his firm right hand"
"neighbors, busying themselves with closing shades, watching the skies in suspicion."