Removing the proverbial stick from the butt of the literary arts world, we give you more humor, more complex content, and more beautiful design than the other text block-dominated lit mags out there. Volume Three packs it all in and punches you in the face with an extra 'zam-pow.'
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Excerpt from the short story, Javier:
I found a baby wolf in the woods and I trained him with honey-mustard pretzels to do my bidding. I named him Javier. He was grey colored, but once I dyed his fur green for a St. Patrick’s Day parade. Some people will say that you cannot take the wild out of a wolf, but we all know that you can take the wild out of anything with enough honey-mustard flavored snacks...
Excerpt from the an interview with John Jodzio:
PAPER DARTS: Your writing process is extremely slow––you write one line, go back over it, write another line, go back over both, and so on. Do you approach all your work like this?
JOHN JODZIO: That’s the only way I can really write. It’s tedious and glacial and mostly horrible to have to work that way, but it’s the only way I get things done. I’ve always wished that some bolt of inspiration would hit me and a fully borne story would spill out, but I don’t think that’s ever going to happen to me...
Excerpt from the short story, Sheba by Maggie Ryan Sandford:
When my wife and I separated, we decided to split the dog half-n-half. Lengthwise, so each of us could enjoy at least half his little face, and have only half as much shit to deal with.
My wife is a skilled surgeon—one of the reasons I was attracted to her in the first place. On our first date, she gave me superficial sutures, like kids do to their fingers in Home Ec, tacked my arms to my sides, sewed my legs together like the Fiji mermaid, and pleasured herself on me for hours, while I sweated and tried to think tantric...
Table of Contents
The Chord and the Fawn
MC Hyland of DoubleCross Press
Maggie Ryan Sandford
and, the winners of the November Facebook Hot Flashes competition.
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