selected by Valerie O’Riordan

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His vow of silence has failed because he rambles on to himself all day long. He tells himself he needs to deal with the source of the noise rather than focus on...

“Divebombing…”

“Divebombing” is This Thing I Do With Camera One-Twelve on Forney Towers Where I Focus on the Wide Horizon of Trees and Electric Windmills and Then Begin a Slow...

Morning Sun

Nora is in the kitchen drinking her coffee and looking at the dead teachers at the elementary school. Mrs. Kittridge and Ms. Hofstetter are mingling among the o...

Boys with Secrets

After my best friend broke up with me for Jesus, my other best friend invited me over to watch his favorite film. I was crying, not at the film, which was actua...

The Lower Hillside

My mother-in-law’s coworker, Sarah, is on the evening news. A passenger in a nearby car videoed her Toyota Camry swerving back and forth on the highway during l...

Tales of the Glenwood Tap

God Bless America Bonnie Reyes was bent over in front of the jukebox, rolling her behind while she studied the selections. Mmm-mashed potatoes, Arnie Borden ...

Snap Bam Boom

Our evening news shows went wild how a ten-foot alligator grabbed and ate this dad guy down in Mississippi. Not south Mississippi either, where I figured gator ...

Mascara

Misunderstanding a good deed. Saying I wake up upstairs is redundant so stupid too. Where fucking else would I wake up? That’s where the bedrooms are, du...

bill

i want to buy a peking duck but i need some money i need to get a receipt for the duck because i am hungry i have to buy a duck because i am hungry for it ...