Margaret Benjamin

It came to him him that ten of his thir­ty face­book friends had breast can­cer and were run­ning run­ning races.
Margaret Benjamin is the author of “Turtles and Magic,” a chap­book. She lives with her part­ner in Fresno, California, where she avoids going out­side.

Eugene Corr

Ended up in SF head­ed back to BART after mid­night — girls in their teens and twen­ties in tight shiny dress­es, high heels, make­up, care­ful­ly coiffed and sexy a few hours before but now stum­bling, hair­dos com­ing apart, dress seams split­ting on the heav­ier girls, the skin­ny girls with pim­ples in back­less dress­es, shiv­er­ing in the cold: some­thing adorable, vul­ner­a­ble, and inef­fa­bly ten­der. The boys/young –more

Cooper Renner

Nurse Normal

Nurse nor­mal,” the swain says every time the baby cries. “Like the cows do.”

Nurse nor­mal with the naïve genius of the squat.

Nurse the mere­ly dumb who can nei­ther mum­ble nor squeak.

Nurse the bland and faint who wake to the scent of scones and mus­sels, who hate you and your mam­maries, who have noth­ing to throw at you, not even a fit.

Sweet, aren’t they sweet?” he says, count­ing on the fin­gers of –more

Stolen message

Scott Wright: Impact trau­ma is a term that we use to dif­fer­en­ti­ate dif­fer­ent things that might have caused the birds to appear the way they do when we con­duct the necrop­sy, which is an autop­sy of ani­mals. And what we look for are spe­cif­ic appear­ance of organs and blood and so forth that might be where it’s not sup­posed to be and that sort of thing, as a result of the birds strik­ing –more