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Brian Ohme

Brian Ohme | Mixed Marriage

We’re the super-hero duo you’d never expect to see: Green Girl, out to save the world one soy dog at a time, and Meat Man, whose motto is “Beef: it’s what’s for dinner.” She hasn’t consumed animal protein in twelve years, three months, and eight days. Not since she tossed her cookies in Denny’s parking lot. Grand slam, right there on the asphalt. It’s been all “fresh this” and “raw […]

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Craig Childs

Craig Childs | Raven

When the first raven came it was alone, a piece of blackness laboring across a cold dawn sky. I too was alone, walking on an early-winter morning in southeast Utah, crossing a hard desert basin studded with towers of eroded rock. Three companions of mine were somewhere within a several mile radius, but we had split up with the fading stars, not planning to find one another back at camp […]

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Thomas M. Atkinson

Thomas M. Atkinson | River’s Edge

We’re on an island in the middle of the Ohio just upstream from Manchester. Spite’s tied up behind the brush line nibbling at some weeds, and I’m down by the water in my panties, reaching out past the line of coal dust lapping at the sand, trying to wash the blood out of my split knuckles through a rainbow film of diesel fuel. I swam him over from Kentucky in […]

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Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle | ‘Het’

Had a dream the other night in which the whole world was gay and I was still not, which was unnerving, to say the least. I mean, it was a great dream in a lot of ways, because there were no more wars and there were lots of happy barbers, although it was also a scary dream, what with all the Elton John music and arugula. But the really weird […]

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