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Tower Song

We tighten in around the church, those of us with toy-sized dogs more out on the periphery, to reduce the chance of stepping on four-leggeds in the dark. Small...

Empty Houses

He’s ten. Soon everybody will be here, he’ll see their headlights on the wall. He only gets to stay up until twelve the night before his birthday. His family m...

Anglerfish

There is an anglerfish in the diner. The anglerfish is much older than the diner, but it did not exist until the diner was built. This makes sense if you th...

Magpie

You read in an article that you can’t blame an addict for the things they do, because their brain is sending them constant signals that if they don’t use, they...

The Dragon Slayer

To court the favor of pregnant women, the hospital began offering free pain relief during childbirth. But Elo would have none of it. In a dry dusty terrain wit...

The Corvid Among You

We watch you, though you usually don’t see us. You see us the way you see taupe public restroom stalls, cantaloupe seeds, crosses on churches. We are always bu...

Insect Music

I’ve been sleeping with my husband again, but last night I sneezed twice, and he shouted “Not good! Not good!” and rolled away. I left to sleep in the basement...

Brushback

They’d called it a “sports park,” but it was mostly just go-karts and batting cages. Now, there’s a for sale sign out there, posted on the rusted fence. There ...