The hip old mill of the disco stops grinding the wind into power. A soft nothingness descends like a million moths filtering through cobwebs and cobwebs of moonlight, leaving the anesthetized eyesight bobbing like duo lanterns on local boats. In the gray allegiance of...Read More
There is a cool fire, one that is inviting to touch with a half-promise it will not burn you. I’ve seen it in the eyes of kindness once or twice. But I saw it or something like it too when I rode the ferry from Martha’s Vineyard back to Massachusetts after a busy day...Read More
My own are scattershot and the neighbors’ flicker and stutter like the lives of diners peering at menus within little squares of light on a passing train. How can I help picturing myself up above in Seat 17A looking out at clouds, myself the size of a baby’s thumbnail on...Read More
Whether it’s unrequited love, passion or something else, this week’s contributors portray the depth and frustration of longing. “Taking it in Almost” by David Breeden is a poem about yearning for something just out of reach. The short story “You Know How Women...Read More
Black opals shining in sunlight, jewelry she wears like a name. Is there a spell she could say, she wonders, that would have his love last? He gets close but grows elusive, wild cherry tastes fading fast, prisms of color, scents mingle with roses. She feels her heart shine on...Read More
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