Raena Shirali – black magic

Raena Shirali black magic “This is how everyone in India is brought up—listening to ghost stories.” –Sushil Sharma, The Washington Post Ithe village men fear my evil mouth: so-called       daayan       feeding on cattle,stirring dust to stifle crops. i am       single. have no manto stand his two feet       on top of my ground & reassure: […]

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Riverbaby, Blaine Ely

Blaine Ely River Baby Her toenails are still painted when we find her. Their fluorescent pink glowing on the ends of pale toes, electric against the river’s edge. I’m walking ahead and see her first, then Trevor—him pushing me away for a better look. Her just lying there, a roadkill stare. The buzzards—a whole storm […]

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Talk-to-Me Tina – Scott Fenton

Scott Fenton Talk-to-Me Tina The day before your delivery estimate, you find your very own Talk-to-Me Tina drooling inside her packaging on your front stoop. You’ve lived alone here in your childhood home for two years, but still you’re surprised to see your name on a shipping label and not your father’s. Take out your […]

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