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Archive for July, 2020

July, 2020

Whole Lotta Seoul by Connor Orrico

My roommate’s Instagram bloomed in beau monde last year, or the year before. I don’t remember exactly: his spirit always had pride, flag or not.

Connor is a student who likes listening to stories of how we endure.



Two pieces by Kelsey Styles

Diamond Ring

The pandemic is a rolling national holiday for President Bezos. Our packages line the garage. Our bubble wrap chokes turtles caught under his ex-wife’s Yacht.

Blueberry Pie

It’s picnic weather. We emerge from our house, cheeks burning and jaws sweating beneath our masks. The public pool is empty, filled with poisonous spit.

Kelsey Styles (she/her) is a Media Technologist with Wilmington University. She has an undergraduate in Communications Studies and Creative Writing from Widener University, and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Communication Management from Wilmington University.



Plum Passion by James Bates

Six feet apart in line our eyes met, twinkling.
“I like your face covering,” she said.
“Yours, too,” I replied.
The pandemic just got bearable.

Jim lives in a small town twenty miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His stories have appeared in CafeLit, The Writers’ Cafe Magazine, A Million Ways, Cabinet of Heed, Paragraph Planet, Mused – The BellaOnline Literary Review, Nailpolish Stories, Ariel Chart, Potato Soup Journal, Literary Yard and The Drabble. You can also check out his blog to see more: http://www.theviewfromlonglake.wordpress.com.



Mandy by Moinak Dutta

Mandy had been a fine girl. She could have been a good wife too. Only that her man went to another town. She waited. Eternally.

Moinak Dutta is a published fiction writer having two romantic & literary fictions to his credit namely ‘ Online@offline’ and ‘ In search of la radice’. Many poems and short stories written by him got published in several dailies, magazines, ezines, anthologies. He works as a teacher.


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