Issue 35, Final Fringe

The Final Fringe: Summer '13

Monica, Nathalie Daoust Monica

Nonfiction

The Cancelled Life

by Jon Chopan 06.24.2013

My father calls me on a Tuesday and says that they are razing some of the Kodak buildings on Friday and would I like to come watch with him. He is excited by the prospect of the explosion and the precision with which they will take the building... more »

(de)Classified

West End Blues

by David Press 06.24.2013

Cadenza I’m warning you. Whatever you do, don’t try to count the notes. You will go mad. I know. I learned the hard way. And now I tell these lunatic stories. The trick is not in how many. The magic... more »

Fiction

Summer of Newts

by Amy L. Clark 06.24.2013

I closed my eyes and thought of the two boys and the little girl in my last home. They were someone else’s kids now. more »

Poetry

"Odin Learns the Fate of the Gods" and one more poem

by Maryann Corbett 06.24.2013

But what had she whispered? The world, wave-drowned. / The sun charred black. Asgard burning / in the fire of stars . . . more »

Nonfiction

When I Lived in Manhattan...

by Sarah Einstein 06.24.2013

When I lived in Manhattan, we sat in East Side bars full of books and leather, smoking cigars and drinking Cosmopolitans. We wore our pearls without irony, our hair down long and straight, and our heels high. When I lived in Manhattan, my mother... more »

Poetry

"Gown Forever" and one more poem

by Heidi Lynn Staples 06.24.2013

Are we all / bad cloths, like the good book / says? It goes like this: three bad cloths / walk into a room . . . more »

Short Short

Assembly Instructions

by Kim Liao 06.24.2013

They say the word “Ikea” as if could be chocolate, or the internet, or sliced bread, or crack cocaine. more »

Longer Poetry

From Bombyonder

by Reb Livingston 06.24.2013

You don’t want to hear about marriage, but you’re going to get it, you’re going to get insurance, you’re going to get the girl too, the power you’re going to get is negligible, you’re going to get married. more »

Poetry

"Landscape with Autopsy" and one more poem

by Ravi Shankar 06.24.2013

. . . damp, then the memory of dampening, / and then the dampening of memory . . . more »

(de)Classified

Snap Snap

by David Press 06.24.2013

I had a psychic experience. I was stumbling down the street.  Stubbing my toe on sidewalk cracks.  Tripping over lines.  On the corner the crossing sign said “Walk,” “Don’t Walk,” “Run... more »

Featured Artwork

6 Pieces by Nathalie Daoust

by Nathalie Daoust 06.24.2013