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Mei Chen’s Tragedy – Frog, Part 4

The drama continues to build as we finish up Frog by Mo Yan (莫言的”蛙”) this time. Part 3 has eight subchapters and focuses mainly on two entwined storylines, one following Wanxin’s fanatical pursuit of women hiding with illegal pregnancies, and one following her really insensitive, angry railroading of her nephew, the now widower Tadpole, into marrying her beloved protégée, Xiao Shizi! 1,831 more words

Capsule

LeBron Comes Home

Sawdust struck our eyes
when his teeth jawed
themselves against our tree.

His headband
constricted us like
a snake.

When he unclasped,
so did we. 71 more words

Poetry

"Pathfinders" by Andi Magenheimer

I.

Where are all these

crumple-fronted, button-downs

going

Cruising, with their

swollen elbows leaking

over the driver’s side door

movie lots & massage parlours

drinking up smoothies and… 164 more words

Literature

Frozen, A Writer's Nightmare

My chest hurts.  

Breathe.  

I must remember to breathe.  

But I can’t.  

I am frozen.  

Eyes shut tight.  

Body locked.  

Brain shut down.  

No even sweat has the courage to appear upon my brow. 27 more words

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The World Without You -Josh Henkin

Joshua Henkin and I spoke about his then new novel -The World Without You a couple of years ago. I just love books that take place in the family summer home. 30 more words

Literary

Under the Microscope: The Memory Keeper

Under the Microscope is the type of post where we dive into the first section of a story to dig out the nuts and bolts. The idea is to provide a learning experience based on the critiques and compliments that occur as a result. 1,654 more words

Writing