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My original plan for this week’s blog post was to give you a preview of one of my favorite pieces in the book. However, following the design team’s quite productive last meeting I have decided to give a brief update on what is going on behind the scenes at Red Weather. 279 more words

"I'd Save the Kids" by Michael Horton

I ended choosing the story I’d Save the Kids to read in the 87th Issue of Glimmer Train. I started to read quite a few stories, but… 417 more words

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FICTION: The Next Closest Thing by Tricia Theis

What hair Hal had left was dark and cropped. His shorts were cut from a pair of worn out Levis and hung low on his hips. 4,137 more words


funeral for crows By N.L. Shompole

funeral for crows

Cry, cry black feathers down your back, demolish
the moon and spit back a mouthful of blood and
entrails when they come asking for your sons. 158 more words

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When We Both Spoke In Alters: A Case Study on Love By Linette Reeman

We are ecstatic to announce that the immensely talented poet Linette Reeman is the newest member of the Rising Phoenix Press family. Our team is honored to have the opportunity to work with them to release their collection  196 more words

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Meliorism Literary Magazine

Don’t be fooled by the title of this post… my writing hasn’t been featured in a literary magazine (yet). But I am in the process of finding presses and magazines to submit “It Started With the Magnifying Glass” to! 601 more words

Creative Writing

David Athey, Winter 2017

Summer Dusk
David Athey

Summer dusk in Minnesota seemed like it would last until midnight, as if Alaska were just around the corner, and we often pretended that we were Eskimos and the small green lawn was open water between glaciers, and we sat in a wrecked canoe behind my dad’s shed, whispering about killer whales and killer storms and killer invaders from the unknown; and when Todd’s mom opened the door of their trailer to call him home, their big-bellied mutt prowled toward us like a polar bear out of a dream that still had a chance of ending well. 49 more words

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