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Colin Lichen lives and works in London, England. Still undecided as to which pair of poetry slippers keep his feet warmest (but strangely drawn to a simple, chequered pattern for his left foot, and some sort of radical, flashing electronic slipper for the right), he writes on subjects as diverse as death and dodgem cars.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Colin Lichen and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
An Ex in the Box
Argumentative on an industrial scale
They admired the conservatory as they left.
Mitch Grabois was born in the Bronx and now lives in Denver. His short fiction and poetry appears (or will appear) in over one-hundred literary magazines, most recently The T.J. Eckleberg Review, Memoir Journal, Out of Our and The Blue Hour. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, most recently for his story “Purple Heart” published in The Examined Life in 2012. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, published by Xavier Vargas E-ditions, is available for all e-readers for 99 cents through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords (which also provides downloads to PC’s).
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Mitch Grabois and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
From behind the deli counter
Eppa his daughter my girlfriend was on her period
I have the barest memory of him
the book a chunk of wood
Eppa had been fucking me to death
My ice cream cone broke
I went into the cottage
The inside of the cottage smelled of Chap Stick
I looked down the mountain at a
If a fire came I would stay right where I was