Nonfiction

“Seven Bachelor Party Ideas Rejected By My Friend, Joe (The Groom)” by Eric K. Auld

1. We buy two different flavors of Jell-O and combine them to create one brand new flavor. We wait for four hours. After the Jell-O cools, we each take a spoonful, shake hands, and depart. Not one word is spoken during the entire encounter. 2. We each buy a bottle of spring water (twenty ounces)… Continue reading “Seven Bachelor Party Ideas Rejected By My Friend, Joe (The Groom)” by Eric K. Auld

Poetry

“What the Garden State Gave” by Laryssa Wirstiuk

Most recently: health insurance, a benefit of being its employee. The State of New Jersey is my boss, not to be confused with Bruce, born in the USA, more specifically: Long Branch, beach that polished pebbles I display in a jar. Yes, pebbles, not eyes. Don’t get excited by the possibility that I’m a stripper… Continue reading “What the Garden State Gave” by Laryssa Wirstiuk

Fiction

“Punchy the Clown Came to Visit” by Allie Marini Batts

There was a gun involved. There was also the issue of an unreturned helium tank, a Chihuahua named Buster, a Cadillac with the front grill crushed in, and sixteen missing pizzas. For Punchy, none of those things were as weird as they should have been, except maybe the gun. That was something new. Every birthday… Continue reading “Punchy the Clown Came to Visit” by Allie Marini Batts