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Winter 2012

Kiss My Annulus

  Ringing phones start too many stories. Take this one for example. When it rings right at the mouth, we are forced to consider others that open this way – those crime novels, that translation, some classic, a romance, the paperback. And we wonder how to react to it happening again, here. Ring, ring. Are […]

The Extra Knot

It was me screaming in the reflection of Dr. Maxwell’s sunglasses saying “the kids! the knot! the rope!” and pulling on his sleeve trying to explain what he already knew- that there was an extra knot-

The Tarbouche Maker

When they entered they were not sure it was the right alley. They looked up to see scraps of sky between old dark beams like the ribs of a boat. Maybe it was covered once. “Do you think this is it?” he asked. “I don’t know. I’m completely turned around.” They walked a few hesitant […]

The Self-Avoidant Biographer

A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers by Michael Holroyd 2011 Farrar, Straus & Giroux