FICTION & POETRY CONTEST

NEVER CHANGE

Goodie promised to pick me up and there he was, waiting outside the small airport, khaki jumpsuit bleached in the sunlight, arms crossed, leaning against his truck, and that grin of his, cut hungry across his face. He looked like a clever little lizard. Hey, he said, look at you. A prop plane...

A COOL DARK PLACE

The main reason for our hair problemsĀ is damage. Even daily wear and tear can damage your hair and leave it looking dry and dull. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control immediately.

SURVIVING THE WARM MONTHS

The fires began taking a tollĀ on our family the summer after we said our vows and moved into the new house. Bill and I struggled through it, along with the dog. The baby didn’t seem to notice. Caroline was 14. I wished she had started smoking instead.

The building’s foundation respected the corpses.

DEAD ANIMAL PICKUP*

There is a pile of dead rats on the porch

for James Agee

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