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Peonies by Judith Skillman (US)

When you thirst for a beauty richly bred, heady with cream, brought to the vestibule, taken by a butler into the kitchen where maids and chefs in white, labor...

‘What Teenage Boys Smell Like’ by Melanie Griffin (US)

repression obsession and muted confession and sometimes a little like dirt the plastic he blows on the lawn he should mow on the touch of the first...

Current Models by M. C. Rush (US)

when everything germinates contaminated wasp-voiced prophets gift didactic prophylactic according to current models consequence follows preference we break unaccountable seeking sanction only where it’s certain to be granted the chain separates but the only release...

Pomegranates by Daniel Ottaunick (US)

Jelly glass loosens so you never see the structure, rugged-faced tremble-cut accidental ruby stones shatter, sticky rubber lips untouched by human hand: I tear it open and gather...

snow postcards by Pooja Garg Singh (US)

it is difficult to tell you of snow on the phone where i sit in the window, it is hard — the fall, the falls - i think the...

The Divorce by Janet McCann (US)

My printer has divorced my computer. There was a little ceremony last week after midnight. Some clicking and a whine of separation. Now my printer prints randomly, wakes me from...

The Sound Called Music by Evan Guilford-Blake

 He moved through glancing bodies, between vibrating speakers, within lambent rays of color, deaf and blind and dumb, all neurons, gliding. The woman he danced...

Take Note by Matt Tuckey

http://openroadreview.com/audios/take_note_audio_by_Matt_Tuckey.mp3 Fucking lists, man. D'you think I'd get into a job like this if I liked reading? Still, a favour for a favour. I've just walked...

Bus by Siddharth Shenvi

 When a bus rolls down the road, you shudder. And when a mass of curly hair and mutually interactive tits swing past, it’s time...

Baby Leo by Arika Elizenberry

“Isn’t she beautiful?” said Hilary, looking in the backseat at his newborn daughter. Hilary and his wife, Elliot, came from a week-long stay at...

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