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Permafrost

      Jack, riding shotgun, pulls out a plastic bag from his jeans. I back out of the driveway. He digs the side of a nickel into the bag and removes it; a small lump of white dust. Still driving. I feel the dust hit my skin at the crevice where my thumb and […]

Waiting

  Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than 200 other publications.

Gassy and Yellow

Gassy and Yellow Something gassy and yellow in the distance. Maybe it’s the ghost of Herman Melville looking for his favorite shipwreck. Maybe it’s the pulverized dust of an asteroid. More likely it’s a speech balloon exhaled by a small-time politician. You know, the one who likes you, his small head bobbing. You can tell […]

A Subversive Technophile and Client Launch

A Subversive Technophile I came here with a blown transmission and translation, made whole by a hole above my heart, hands clapped, “how wonderfuls!” rained down, apparently the crowd was convinced it was all just a dance for the benefit of the distributees of the city The acclimations were the afterbirth of an accident: I […]

Fourth Period

Him   You watch as the guard feeds today’s lesson into the VCR. The smell of gun oil from the guard’s AK-47 reminds you to pay attention or else. You try to focus on this installment of American history, how their version of the truth lost to the right version of truth as god intended, […]

essence

the earth exudes a substance more human than geological its carbon/calcium/iron made alive by those who tilled and shaped it           fed armies and empires from it           gave it battles and blood           built on it           buried beneath its crumbled loam                   themselves and their artifacts trees and crops must draw this essence in breathe it back into […]

HEIRLOOM and 1984

HEIRLOOM As her belly swelled, she heard an opera the waves crashed against the rocks in fury, the aria of war. Perhaps, the geometry of her life unraveled: love, pain, shame, the chronicle of blood lines, her clan lived in the same house for six generations. One son moved from the North Sea to the […]

Blank Fear

My heart is like a green moon overgrown with forest Your heart is like a blue sun, cool yet honest   I want to make you a meal and for it to coincidentally be your favourite food and it seem so perfect completely accidentally and I want you to trace the outline of my body […]

Simone the Cyborg

The room looked the same as all the other interview rooms. The interviewers too were similar to all the others. They had the same suits, same way of sitting, same bored expressions and now the one on the right, and it was always the one of the right, was about to ask the usual question. […]

Four drawings by Aurore Garnier

Rapi, 21*15 cm, ink, 2016 Dune, 21*15 cm, ink, 2016 Lune, 21*15 cm, ink, 2016 Nuit de Mai, 21*15 cm, ink, 2016       Aurore Garnier is a French artist living and working in Glasgow. After a Bachelor of architecture, during which she had the opportunity to work with artists such as Miquel Barcelo […]