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Short Stories

Wild Dogs and Children by Bruce Holbert

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Bruce Holbert’s fiction has appeared in the Iowa Review, Hotel Amerika, Other Voices, The Antioch Review, Crab Creek Review, among other journals. His non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, The New Orleans Review, RiverLit and Quarterly West. His novels LONESOME ANIMALS (2012 Spur Award Finalist) and THE HOUR OF LEAD (2014 Best Novels/Historical Novels Kirkus Review) are published by Counterpoint Press.

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Renaissance by Emily Williamson

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Emily Williamson’s most recently published story appeared in Blackbird, another was a finalist in Glimmer Train‘s Fiction Open 2012, and her poetry has appeared in The Waterhouse Review. She is currently at work on a novel and a short story collection. Emily received an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD where she now lives and works as an editor.

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The Gospel on Giving Up by Thomas Kearnes

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Thomas Kearnes is a 38-year-old writer living in Houston, originally from East Texas. He holds an MA in screenwriting from The University of Texas at Austin. His recent publications are in Sundog Lit, Necessary Fiction, Gadfly, 5×5 and elsewhere. He is studying to become a substance abuse counselor.

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The Turkey Rumble by Kate Folk

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Listen to a reading of “The Turkey Rumble” by Kate Folk.

During the long drive to his parents’ house, my boyfriend Tim tells me about his family’s Thanksgiving tradition. It’s called the Turkey Rumble. It’s like Secret Santa, he says, except instead of giving gifts, his family members inflict minor injuries on each other.      Tim’s family is full of adrenaline junkies. His parents were once drug addicts, but they got clean before Tim was born and started a lucrative real estate business. Now they seek thrills in extreme sports, juice cleanses and the artful application of pain.      Tim describes

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Tegmine by Sally Franson

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Sally Franson’s work has appeared in Witness, Room Magazine, The Great River Review, and elsewhere. Recipient of a 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant and 2014 Ucross Foundation residency, she received her MFA at the University of Minnesota, where she currently lectures. Find her online at sallyfranson.com.

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Nobody Loves Mr. Iglesias by Shane Hinton

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Shane Hinton holds an MFA from the University of Tampa. His work is forthcoming or has recently appeared in The Butter, Clackamas Literary Review, Atticus Review, and the Dead Mule. His first book, Pinkies, will be available June 2015 from Burrow Press. Find out more at shanehinton.com.

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The Fight: Meditationa DeLaCarnivore vs. Mme. Oxford-Picayune by Jim Meirose

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Jim Meirose’s work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Word Riot, the Fiddlehead, Witness, Alaska Quarterly review, and Xavier Review, and has been nominated for several awards. Two collections of his short work have been published and his novels, “Claire”,”Monkey”, and “Freddie Mason’s Wake” are available from Amazon.

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Hoarders by Jami M. Kimbrell

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Jami Kimbrell is a trial attorney in Tallahassee, Florida specializing in Plaintiff’s Civil Rights and Employment Litigation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and a Juris Doctorate Degree in Law from Florida State University and when she is not working or writing or mothering three kids, five dogs, and one husband, she spends her time doing whatever she can to make room for reading and more writing. She also makes a mean cremini mushroom scalloped potatoes. And she makes Halloween costumes from felt and hot glue and pipe cleaners. Currently, she is revising a handful of short stories and writing mostly flash fiction.

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Rainy Night in the Hospital of Animals by Brenda Peynado

Brenda Peynado has work appearing or forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, Mid-American Review, Black Warrior Review, Pleiades, Cimarron Review, 3rd Place in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open Contest, and others. She received her MFA from Florida State University and will attend the university of Cincinnati for her PhD in the fall. She is currently on a Fulbright Grant to the Dominican Republic, writing a novel.

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Caterpillars by Jane Flett

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Jane Flett is a philosopher, cellist, and seamstress of most fetching stories. Her poetry features in Salt’s Best British Poetry 2012 and her fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio, awarded the SBT New Writer Award, and performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. These days, she calls Berlin home.

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