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Recent Fiction

Aim, by Rebecca Foust

If Pastor Dale’s deer-stand was built as a place from which to squeeze a hair trigger, it also ladled up a grand view of the valley below.
Recent Poetry

Two Poems, by Karen Paul Holmes

When fifteen hours of Wagner’s Ring draws to a close, please Siegfried, don’t take the potion making you forget Brünnhilde.
Recent CNF

Freddy Krueger is Not Real, by Dina Peone

I was under the covers in my sister’s bedroom, deep asleep, while flames spread from a nearby candle.
In The Limelight: The Mansion of the Kavanaughs by Helena Worthen
Improv

Improv

by Roy White

Let’s make a wedding photo, you and I. / I’m blind and you weren’t there, but between us / we can do this.

The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman

by Annette Gendler

February 3, 1946. Rain pounded the railcar’s roof. Karl felt as if inside a drum. A stuffy drum, smelling of wet wool and unwashed bodies.

Boys’ Life/Rough Frontiers

Boys’ Life/Rough Frontiers

by Douglas W. Milliken

The only work he could find was at the truckers’ paradise on the north side of town where the main drag reverts into a numbered highway heading straight into whatever freezing nothing abounds above us.

Rocket Night

Rocket Night

by Alexander Weinstein

It was Rocket Night at our daughter’s elementary school, the night when parents, students, and administrators gather to place the least-liked child in a rocket and shoot him into the stars.

Worried Playground Daddy’s Blues

Worried Playground Daddy’s Blues

by Justin Hamm

On the playground I strum guitar while my daughter dangles upside down from the bar above the tall slide, and inside my middle-aged brain a movie plays.

Going Once

Going Once

by Allan Peterson

I believe it was either forever or an eight / no longer lazy on the page, / because things took longer after that, / had longer lifetimes, / and that was their sign in continuous curls.

Promises

Promises

by Hilary Dean

You think Fine Arts is going to be a bird degree and then you have to take classes all through the summer and talk about art until you want to kill yourself and also everyone else.

Grief, Furniture

Grief, Furniture

by Beth Bilderback

This couch was made for grownups, vintage grownups of the 1930s, cinch-waisted female grownups and men who wore hats and drank martinis.

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The Best American Short Stories of 2018

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A novel about trees by NBA winner Richard Powers

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