"Idaho Family Eats Indigenous Bigfoot Tribe" by Aaron Frigard, Greenfield, MA

Aaron Frigard is currently an MFA candidate at the Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In addition to writing he teaches composition to undergraduates. He lives in western Massachusetts. This is his first publication.

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"Amusement" by Carolyn Mikulencak, New Orleans, LA.

Carolyn Mikulencak lives one block off of Annunciation Street in New Orleans with her husband and three sons.

"A Purposeful Violence" by Nicole Louise Reid, Evansville, IN.

Nicole Louise Reid is the author of the novel In the Breeze of Passing Things (MacAdam/Cage) and the fiction chapbook Girls (RockSaw Press). Her story collection, So There!, is forthcoming from Stephen F. Austin State University Press this fall. Her stories have appeared in the Southern Review, Quarterly West, and Meridian. She teaches creative writing at the University of Southern Indiana, where she is editor of RopeWalk Press, fiction editor of Southern Indiana Review, and director of the RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series.


Hard Lessons From the Trail by Loquacious D by Allison Alsup, New Orleans, LA
Trafalgar 2 by Jacob Appel, New York, NY
Threshold by Ed Bull, West Palm Beach, FL
Spies by Matthew Burnside, McKinney, TX
Not Even The Rain by Stefanie Demas, Brooklyn, NY
A Reading From The Author by Violet Glaze, Philadelphia, PA
Knife by Heather McGrail, Cicero, IN
I Am by Sharon Snow Pinson, Tampa, FL
Labor Day by Fred Setterberg, Oakland, CA
Pieces by Gerry Wilson, Jackson, MS