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Excerpt: Addicts and Basements by Robert Vaughan

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I am thrilled to present you with this excerpt from Addicts and Basements by Robert Vaughan. Robert has a Baltimore connection via editing the flash fiction section for Charm City's own Jen Michalski's JMWW journal and has also been a unique force on the literary scene all over this planet for a while now.  Please take my recommendation and get yourself a [...]

Novel Excerpt: These Days by Margo Christie

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Today I am Happy to feature an excerpt from Margo Christie's novel, These Days, These Days is a semi-autobiographical romp down memory lane on Baltimore's world-famous "Block." in 2012, it won Second Place in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award and Publisher's Weekly Independent Review  described it thusly: "As original as it is addictive...A truly c[...]

National Poetry Month: Carla Jean Valluzzi's Oulipost

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"April is the cruellest month, breeding. Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing. Memory and desire, stirring. Dull roots with spring rain." - T.S. Eliot In case you didn't know, April is National Poetry Month. We publish poems every month, so the distinction slips my mind some years, and I was glad to be reminded of the occasion the other day by local poet, [...]

Fiction: Heather Rounds

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IN CASE YOU SEARCH FOR DEATHWORMS IN MONGOLIA Go in June or July, those wet days known as the worm’s active months. Start from Ulaanbaatar toward South Govi, reaching Khongoryn els. Take an off-road vehicle, several hundred miles over terrain going green to brown, steppe to rock desert, herds of antelope, little else. Pack tools. Camera, electric motor[...]

Grunion Run by Juliet Escoria

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Today I am excited to feature Grunion Run by Juliet Escoria. The story, which first appeared in Everyday Genius (What Weekly contributor Adam Robinson's daily lit journal, guest edited that month by the always wonderful Penina Roth!), is an excerpt from her collection, Black Cloud, which is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms on April 23rd. Super excite[...]

Prose Poetry: Of The Moon by Claire Phelan

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Of The Moon Got a twenty percent on the last test, it’s almost nostalgia, that pre-college feeling of incredibly stupid, incredibly - a cloud, sinking and growing, of Miss Miserable and the full shadow quartet. Microbiology with this professor is strange and weighed down with tedium to the point of contemplating sharp corners, I’m feverish agai[...]