Juliet first notices the patch of scales while looking at herself in the bathroom mirror after a shower. Just under her shoulder blade, the scales flash silver. She awkwardly reaches back to touch them, and they feel smooth and slightly raised. The patch is the size of a penny. She puts on her bra and […]
It’s a beautiful fall day in the neighborhood, slushies. Kathy’s in love with the equinox, Jason’s in his bathrobe, Joe has a new porn name (“Brusque 80”), and Marion is in air-conditioned climate denial. (It’s always sunny in Abu Dhabi!). We kick off briskly with three poems by Blake Campbell. “The right parts of the […]
Samantha received honorable mention for her short story “Moving/Singing Through the Lands of Men” in Glimmer Train‘s Winter Fiction Open competition. Samantha also earned a spot in Tin House‘s Summer Workshop, which accepts less than 15% of applicants. Congrats!
On your nomination for the Pushcart prize for your story “The Triplets of Domestic Tranquility” by the magnificent Failbetter magazine!
Sometimes, honestly, I’m exhausted from all the rallying, accosted on all sides by this eternal series of events going wrong and then hanging there, the theories about whether or not it was worth it, the earth crumbling around the edges of the pot in the wrong pattern. The gray hairs, the unforeseen exhaustion. I know […]
Michael Torres was born and brought up in Pomona, California where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Water~Stone Review,Southern Indiana Review, and online as The Missouri Review’s Poem of the Week, among others. He has received grants from the Minnesota State […]