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  Based on the short story "Jars" by Kevin Winchester Rick Polk:  Producer / Director / Editing Kevin Winchester: Screenplay consultant Actors: Rachel - Judy Simpson Cook /...

The following excerpt is from An Uncivil Union: The Battle of Burnsville. In April of 1864, forty Appalachian mountain women raided the Confederate storehouses in...

We could see Mr. Messick’s elephantitis though he wore a suit and tie every day to the sixth grade. Before lunch, wincing, he’d place...

Surrounded by darkness, the girl with hopeful eyes pressed ahead toward wavy lines shimmering in the narrow distance. Whirling and dancing, the lights reminded her...

Butterflies, Saskia are hard to   catch,   your small legs leaping,   your will   are not sufficient. They   fly, their silvery   evanescence,   is just the right amount   of temporary.   Corey Mesler has published seven novels, three books of short stories,...

You flutter past my passenger-side window, bouncing through turbulence, wings luminous: a velvet Elvis under black light, collar glowing, satin lamb chops rising and falling on hinges.   I hold...

I sometimes think we are like a knotted pumpkin, or a twisted and misshapen bed of autumn squash, beautiful in our imperfections.       Curtis Dunlap lives near the confluence of the...

In second grade, she cut her hair, taking the blunt art class scissors and squeezing off a thick lock in the middle of her forehead. a Her mother grounded...

How odd that you prefer   Spirits talking   over a woman alone on a stage.   So be it. I will tell you   I am a flute   the wind whispers through.   Listen...

Every night Rasputin chose a different one to come up and go inside the box of blades. Always they were pretty, and always they...