“F.A.T.S.O.” by Patty Houston

Fat of Life #1: Firms, every time obese employees eat doughnuts, you lose cash. Send the message that you want portly workers to pony up more insurance bucks. —from Macon Lute, Comptroller, Federal Alliance To Surcharge Obesity / F.A.T.S.O. At eight a.m. Candace...

Review: ferrous wheel by Natalie Sharp

ferrous wheel: a chapbook Author: Natalie Sharp Tarantism Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-52390-421-1 $15.00   Hide and Seek From the Top of the ferrous wheel It’s morning in the world of ferrous wheel by Natalie Sharp. It’s early and humid, and the speaker has managed...

“Thirteen Weeks” by Kayleigh Wanzer

1. I’m not eating again. Not because I don’t want to, but because it’s making me sick again. And my limbs feel like sand again, feel like hanging on the ends of puppet strings except no one is pulling them. That’s the problem: he’s not pulling them. So I wake up,...

“Our Institutions” by N. R. Robinson

Imagine Nichols Avenue, because Nichols is where we are headed. Granddad Alvarez does not take the usual Sunday scenic route: through downtown D.C., past the Lyndon B. Johnson White House and the sunburnt, sign-shaking Vietnam protesters. Instead, we hook a right from...