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  • Orbiting, Day 271

    by Bradley Potts

    “There is a 2.43% probability of survival. How would you like to precede, Jay?” Blue Jay, flutter and fly, away from the crows.

  • Puddles Like Pillows

    by Suzanne Conboy-Hill

    Things began disappearing round about March. Just little things—a newspaper left on a bench, or a sandwich wrapper—and not blown away . . .

  • Columbus Road

    by David Buchanan

    At first, when the war was new and my marriage was perfect, it was special to come home. I would fly myself home from the war in my KC-10 . . .

  • Counting

    by Jodi Barnes

    She learned like everyone else: the ordinal naming of fingers and toes, red M&Ms, Lego and puzzle pieces. Dreaded peas on her plate, days until Santa . . .


  • Weeding

    by Art Nahill

    Kneeling amidst / the camellias, roses / culling the self / sown from the cultivated / the disdained / from the highly-regarded / I’m reminded / how circumstance / defines us . . .

  • Red Apple

    by Rustin Larson

    I soak my sleeve in water just to foul things up a bit, / Create a small level of misery, to keep the defense / Honest. A white fence surrounds our courtyard . . .

  • Garden Constellations

    by Amie Sharp

    The yard looks still. / Winds riffle green-coin / leaves, slim white-preened bark.

  • The Hideaway Motel in Altoona, Pennsylvania

    by Lauren Hall

    Mrs. Norris begins the afterlife in room 3B, the wheels of an empty suitcase skittering behind her. She takes her crossword puzzle to a café and bides her time.


  • Hidden in the Bone

    by Jim Krosschell

    Lately, as I’ve progressed from little walks around the living room to real walks around the block, the neighborhood seems to be different.

  • Face Value

    by Randy Osborne

    “I don’t expect you to remember me,” she says. The Atlanta bar is loud around us. She’s maybe late 30s, with dark hair and eyes, apple cheeks . . .

  • Sunday

    by Lee Martin

    A porch swing sways, and the chains in the eyehooks screwed into the rafters let out their lazy creaks as if this is a day of rest for them, too . . .

  • Secrets in the Landscape

    by Cathy Herbert

    He looked like a hungry baby bird, gasping for breath, eyes watery and unfocused. At that moment, shortly before his death . . .

Du Jour

Untying the Knot

Aug 16, 2014 | 0 comments

by Karen Paul Holmes

Why do knots form by themselves? / In my blow dryer cord, / cell phone charger, / dog leashes. / What Boy Scout crept into the dark / to practice right over left / around and through?

Larger Than Life

Aug 12, 2014 | 0 comments

by Jodi Picoult

One day when I was seven I came home from school to find that my mother had redecorated my bedroom. My shelf of stuffed animals was gone, replaced with all the books on math and science she had used in college.

Dreaming My Animal Selves

Aug 4, 2014 | 0 comments

by Hélène Cardona

Wind, who yearns to be savored, offers / me three cups overflowing / with eternity, daemon of insight. / The opportune encounter enraptures quintessential / distress, ruffles estranged quietude . . .

Losing Found Things

Jul 9, 2014 | 0 comments

by Brett Garcia Rose

My mother took her own life at 1 a.m. on Saturday the thirteenth of some month. I know this because my watch tells me.

How to Be Alone

May 22, 2014 | 0 comments

Here at The Lascaux Review, we love poems that come in all shapes and sizes. Poems that run in an orderly single-file down a column on a white page. Poems that are messy and juicy and drip down our lips as we read them.

Call for Autographed Book Donations

May 17, 2014 | 1 comment

Later this year The Lascaux Review will conduct a fundraiser to launch the annual Christine E. Eldin Memorial Fellowship, to honor a member of the writing community who took her own life.

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The 2014 Lascaux Flash fiction contest has a winner and 18 finalists:

Congratulations Jodi Barnes!

The inaugural Lascaux Prize in Poetry contest is presently open for submissions. Winner receives $1000. Deadline is 23 September 2014. For more details please visit the contests page or read the guidelines at Submittable:


Hope to see you there!

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The Christine Eldin Memorial Fellowship for middle grade authors is presently open for submissions. Selectee receives $1000 to help complete a work-in-progress. Deadline is 31 December 2014. For more details please visit the website or read the guidelines at Submittable: