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


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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Two Weeks After My Thirty-Fifth Birthday by Claire Miye Stanford

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Claire Miye Stanford’s fiction and essays have appeared in Necessary Fiction, Bluestem, Paper Darts, The Monarch Review, Grist, The Millions, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and currently lives in Minneapolis. She tweets occasionally at @clairemiye.

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Bauhaus by Naomi Telushkin

Naomi Telushkin is pursuing an MFA in Fiction from Arizona State University and taught creative writing at the National University of Singapore. She is the recipient of the Charles Johnson Fiction Award from Crab Orchard Review, and her fiction is published or forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, The Potomac and Bookends Review, among others.

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Leibniz by Jo Beckett-King

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Jo Beckett-King is a writer, editor and translator, whose fiction has appeared in Cleaver Magazine, The Metric, 4’33″, and elsewhere. She edits Oblong, a print and online publication devoted entirely to flash fiction.

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Sheetz vs. Purple Martins by B.G. Firmani


B.G. Firmani has published fiction in the Bellevue Literary Review, BOMB, the Brooklyner, the Kenyon Review, and Philadelphia Stories. She has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and was a 2012 Fellow in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She also (occasionally) writes a blog about Italian-American literature and folkways called Forte e Gentile.

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Belong by Caralyn Davis

Caralyn Davis lives in Asheville, N.C., and works as a freelance writer for trade publications. Her fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Superstition Review, Monkeybicycle, Killing the Buddha, Relief, and other journals. Her “faves” include hula hooping and the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Her avatar is from a painting by artist/mother Marilyn Davis. She can be found on Twitter: @CaralynDavis.

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Orcinus Pas de Deux by Ann Tinkham

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Ann Tinkham is a writer based in Boulder, Colorado. She has coauthored a nonfiction book, Climbing Mountains in Stilettos (SourceBooks, 2007). Her fiction has appeared in All Things Girl, Apt, Denver Syntax, The Adirondack Review, Toasted Cheese, Word Riot, and others. When she’s not tinkering with words, she’s seeking adventures. Ann has talked her way out of an abduction and talked her way into the halls of the United Nations. She hitchhiked up a mountain in Switzerland and worked her way down the corporate ladder. Ann has flown on a trapeze and traded on the black market in Russia. She cycles up steep canyons, hikes to glacial lakes and mountain peaks, and blazes her own ski trails.

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