Lit

  "You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you" ~ Carly Simon   Sometimes the question arrives              after a reading, but most often it’s a comment appended to...

Broken bird on a chain. Unfree Unclean Stretching Reaching Straining veins he can’t keep you Don’t let him beat you You can be free broken bird Your cries are heard Don’t dwell...

My second-born sister is a mystery to me, but kind of like in that pig Latin way. When she says something I don’t understand, I...

Kay’s dad had told her the night before that she shouldn’t go in the GM stamping plant. “It’s no place for a woman,” he...

Three teenagers stood around Dad’s rust-eaten truck. All of them wore suits, as though heading to a prom. Two of them leaned against the...

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A teenage boy's day takes an unexpected turn with the discovery of an old Polaroid camera.   WINNER First Prize 2013 International Youth Silent Film Festival...

I don’t tell them about the time you were supposed to pick me up from school or the payphone or the answering machine or...

Under the dreamer's hat There are many visions All incomplete A A A Michael Allen's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bare Hands Poetry, the Nervous Breakdown, Luciferous, and...

I was fat in Japan but still someone grabbed my ass in Akihabara - Electric Town - Geek City - Land of the Otaku - My guidebook mentioned that groping could...

For months I avoided the fitness center. I didn’t want to run into Faith who worked there. She had lost her son five years...