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The Myth of Home Leave

Modified version originally published in Prometheus Dreaming. The specific place of home leave is “the place to which the staff member had the closest residential ties during the period of his or her most recent residence in the home country.” For me that place is New York City. And as an expat who has been…

So Be I

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Author Spotlight: DuEwa Frazier

Alice’s Muscial Debut (Lit Noire Publishing) by DuEwa Frazier – Brooklyn, New York, United States Children Tell us about your book. Seven-year-old Alice McLeod of Detroit has a special ear, an ear Alice’s Musical Debut reimagines the childhood life of the late jazz pianist, harpist, composer, and organist Alice Coltrane, wife of the legendary jazz…

The Locks Have Always Been the Same

I waited for you to come homeI stood there; arms stretched outstraining my cuffs at the joints,waiting for gravity to leech into your marrowfrom gorging yourself on the milk from my orchard of fruitless anticipations.I dissected and bred my faith’s primal instincts to believe that you would fall helplessinto the scents that called you familiar.Tension…

Two Dogs Howling

Two dogs sit howling. They stop. ONE starts up again. The other joins in.They stop, look at each other, look away and howl again. ONE stops. DOG ONEWhat are you howling about? DOG TWOThe moon. TWO rolls over on his back. TWOScratch my belly. ONE(Offended.)No. TWO starts to howl lying on his on back. ONE…

Author Spotlight: Larry Buenafe

Singular (Self-Published) by Larry Buenafe, Visalia, California, US Fiction Tell us about your book. Technology can save us. It can also kill us all if we’re not careful. How far will a parent go to save their child? If you’re John Taylor, you’ll go as far as it takes. The year is 2051. Due to…

Maul it Over

I can’t hear you, but I know what you’re saying. My Nonna taught me how to read lips. She refused to wear a hearing aid. She said she’d earned her right not to listen to people’s shit. I was sitting on the floor watching F Troop. I thought the leading actor, Ken Berry, was cute….