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A Winter in Majorca | Poetry

A Winter in Majorca | Poetry

In the damp cell in Valldemossa, Chopin sits at the piano, a smear of blood across his lips. George Sand, in trousers, stands beside him, cold cigar clinched in her teeth. The pomegranate trees shiver in the wind. The ceaseless rain drums the windowpane. He is...
Peripheral Vision | Fiction

Peripheral Vision | Fiction

Presenting the 2018 Milton Literary Festival Young Authors Creative Fiction Writing Contest Middle School Grand Prize Winner “Peripheral Vision”  By Roxanna Karim Northwestern Middle School, Grade 7 Nameless Tunes He was simply Leo. Not LeRoy. Not Roy....
Always a Thrill | Nonfiction

Always a Thrill | Nonfiction

Evel Knievel, Jon Benet Ramsey, a caveman, and a nun get into a cab. The caveman rides shotgun. In the backseat, I sit in the middle dressed as the deceased beauty queen. My boyfriend, sporting Knievel’s star-spangled jumpsuit, sits to my right. The nun with a full...
Request Radio, Saturday Night | Poetry

Request Radio, Saturday Night | Poetry

After a two-pitcher Sangria dinner after three days tarring the biggest roof in Travelers Rest, he’s waiting for Darlene who’s been under that roof for twenty minutes, getting the guilt-free frozen dessert they’ll eat at her place. He’s hoping she’ll surprise him but...