“David’s Conviction” By Jerald Matters

He was unlike any of the clients she had served in three years while in the field. Even in the woman's white fur coat he'd picked up earlier in a neighboring shelter, the old rag trimmed with the brown fur of an unknown mammal and hanging in scrunches to his ankles, David presented himself as …

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“I’ve Got a Guy on the Inside” By Jake Bailey

The needle was always a riddle, hole-punch puncturing oil-slick flesh, a lawn worker aerating overgrown dirt, severed eyeball eating hair-raised grass, wwwwswallow swallow swallowing laundry wwwwwwwwwhanging wwwwabove a three-legged stool, high-heel hooves teetering on raised platform, wwwwcrust-rimmed bowl loosening over maggot-rot potatoes, wwwwwwwwwwho wants stew? It’s a kind of neon photosynthesis, shimmer-shaking silver sucked up …

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