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The Count by Kate Ryan

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My writing has been featured on Seven Ponds, Luna Luna Magazine, and Ravishly. You can find my personal blog at I currently live in Los Angeles.

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Returns by Patricia Ann McNair


My short story collection, The Temple of Air, was published in 2011 and named the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year, Devil’s Kitchen Reading Prose Winner, and the Society of Midland Authors Finalist in Fiction. I am an associate professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

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Fly High by Sarah Domet

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Sarah Domet’s short fiction and nonfiction has been published in journals such as Beloit Fiction Journal, New Delta Review, Harpur Palate, Juked, Bluestem Review, Potomac Review, Hobart, Talking Writing, Many Mountains Moving, Barely South Review, and other places. She’s the author of the craft book 90 Days to Your Novel, and she teaches writing at Georgia Southern University.

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Mistralismus by Dan Reiter

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Dan Reiter is always working on something. His most recent offerings won The Florida Review Editor’s Award in fiction and Bartleby Snopes story of the month. A more bizarre piece is currently on display at Burrow Press Review. More of his sudden fiction is upcoming in Spork and other journals. He lives and dreams here:

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What the Father Would Have Said by Nancy Hightower

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Nancy Hightower’s work has appeared in storySouth, Word Riot, Gargoyle, Red Fez, Prick of the Spindle, Prime Number Magazine and Big Muddy, and is forthcoming in A cappella Zoo. Her short story collection “Kinds of Leaving,” was shortlisted for the Flann O’Brien Award for Innovative Fiction, and Port Yonder press will publish her collection of poetry, The Acolyte. She currently reviews science fiction and fantasy for The Washington Post<.

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On Witnessing by Tracie Renée Dawson


Tracie Dawson is a first year MFA student at The University of South Carolina and her poetry can be found in Rabbit Catastrophe Review.

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Moira by Gary Moshimer

Our hotel in Italy hung on a cliff. There were steep steps to the beach, the stone worn by generations. It made me shiver. We were there for a month; our father had a windfall. I was eleven, and my sister Ivy was thirteen.

The sky was deep blue and the water green and the tide pool clear but alive with all kinds of life in every color. The local boys and girls were brown with dark hair streaked with gold. Their skin seemed to sparkle, as if forever engrained with sand, and all of them were beautiful.

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Heads of the Line by Lori Schafer


Lori Schafer’s flash fiction, short stories, and essays have appeared in numerous print and online publications, and she is currently at work on her third novel. Her memoir, On Hearing of My Mother’s Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness, is being released in October 2014. You can find out more about Lori and her forthcoming projects by visiting her website at

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Interior Design by Alaina Symanovich

We decide to name our daughters Lana and Kimiko. Lana will dance like you did, and Kimiko will run Cross Country like me. They both will write: Lana poetry, Kimiko fiction. We raise our eyebrows imagining what a handful Lana will be—poets, we tsk—and browse Lowes’ burnished nickel faucets, picturing them aflame with sunset instead of the whining fluorescents overhead. Through the window above the sample sink, I watch Lana pluck fireflies out of the sky, harvesting their light in apple-white palms. Kimiko dribbles a soccer ball barefoot, hair long and loose down her back. I joke that the kitchen

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No Whiskey at Your Republic by Hansang Lee


Hansang Lee is a native of Seoul, Korea, and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He thinks he is working on a collection of short stories, or something of that sort.

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