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Fiction: A Mountain of Wood

by Charles R. Smith Jr. “In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.” – Bruce Lee     “Paper or wood?” Kyoshi  asks me.    This is it. The last test before I get my brown belt. I’ve already earned the belt, but I want to break a board.    “Wood. I wanna punch […]

Fiction: Saint Iggy

by KL Going “If you try, you will find it impossible to do one great thing . . .”Mother Teresa(1910-1997) “The judgement whether a people is virtuous or not virtuous can hardly be passed by a human being.” Adolf Hitler, 1939 1.So I got kicked out of school today, which is not so great but […]

An excerpt from the play, “Five ‘Til”

by Edwin Lee Gibson This here the story of  Pepe le MouseMouse from the Bottom tryin’ to get on the topBut try as he might he always met up with troubleThis is the tale ‘bout how the rats would burst his bubbleHe wasn’t what his folks wanted- what they wanted was a skunkSo they named […]

Humor: Questionable Practices

by Jack Sine     Kids and questions – a duo as inseparable as peanut butter and jelly and as unendurable as Chinese water torture. Stir in a sense of timing that can only be called mystical and you have a source of aggravation that could drive a saint up a clock tower with a […]

Essay: Summertime

by Sharon Watts      Where is that Atomic Café tee shirt that I bought on a 1997 southwest road trip with Sally that included Los Alamos? I want to pair it up with my Laura Petrie plaid capris  and stroll down Main Street on a Second Saturday.     Another relic, a coral-colored, cap-sleeved, part-poly […]

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