“. . . a good short-short delivers that same here-to-there feeling of a longer story, just with fewer tools.”
A poem by Aaron Krol
Fiction by Natalia Theodoridou
An essay by Brian Doyle
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“The beautiful thing about short-shorts is they can be so different from each other.”
We all agreed the merciful thing was to kill it.
Larvae growing out of its back like spines
and its head craning round to see what had become
of its body, what it had been replaced with.
I was the oldest, but it was Stephen I made
pry the caterpillar off the branch, and crush it,
and hope nothing would ever grow where it dropped.
There are many ways to tell this story.
All of them are true.
Verses of the House
You once told me that you were thinking of writing a book on the subject of sighing.
One night almost thirty years ago, I attended a benefit reading for South Africa organized in conjunction with the fortieth-anniversary PEN world congress.
Michael Capel received his MFA from Boise State University. His work has appeared in Baltimore Review, Barnstorm, and South Dakota Review. He lives in Boise with his partner, fiction writer Mollie Ficek, and their dog, Rusty. His story “Florida Arizona…
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