Nightstand: Fiction by James Magruder

Nightstand by James Magruder "How soon can you be out of here?” Asked Louis, my husband of two years. I had come home to Philadelphia from a...

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The Pond by John Whittier Treat Alan died on a hot day, but it had been hot all summer. Steve wasn’t there when the long fart...

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The Inanimate Me There’s only one rotten apple in this hospital, an old-school homophobic male nurse who’s pheromonic orchestration of testosterone is thwarted by the...

Hummingbird Pays a Visit to Jamie’s Grave: Nonfiction by Ephraim de...

Hummingbird Pays a Visit to Jamie’s Grave by Ephraim de Francisco Solanas I was certain that storing Jamie’s ashes on a bookshelf in the bedroom was...

The Love Whisperer: Fiction by Raymond Luczak

The Love Whisperer by Raymond Luczak People say that I’m a love whisperer. I don’t see myself quite that way at all. I’m a beautician with...

Drinking You In: Fiction by Chip Livingston

Drinking You In by Chip Livingston Peter hopped into his VW Rabbit and popped the hood. Inhaling the heavy aroma of cedar in the ashtray still...

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Albert's Prayer by Marie Esposito Albert wore a silver cross in his left ear. It dangled like a hanged man. A new Eartha Kitt song, “Where...

Almost: Fiction by John Whittier Treat

Almost in homage to Yasunari Kawabata by John Whittier Treat This was a good year for the wild blackberries. Autumn along the bottom edge of Puget Sound...

Drowned River: Fiction by Dale Corvino

Winner of the Christopher Hewitt Award 2015: Fiction Drowned River by Dale Corvino “Good morning, papi, happy Friday,” I greet the bakery owner, a big, hairy Syrian,...

Ribbons: Fiction by Jameson Currier

Editor's note: Originally featured in the September/October 1995 issue of A&U.   Ribbons by Jameson Currier For years Janet had trained to be an actress, taken classes in...

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