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River, Comprehending
Poetry

River, Comprehending

"What I comprehend is small. It fits. A goat's body / in grass. Or more like water fits in a low place." A poem by Patrick James Errington.
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How To Write Flash Fiction
Fiction

How To Write Flash Fiction

"I am going to tell you how to write flash fiction, even if I have to kill someone to do it." Richie Narvaez with the winning story in our Flash Hybrid Noir Contest.
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Cloud Services is No Place for a Lightweight
Fiction

Cloud Services is No Place for a Lightweight

"You could smell the decay every time you walked through the doorway." Flash Hybrid Noir from contest runner-up Jeremy Zucker.
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Le Noir et le Rouge
Fiction

Le Noir et le Rouge

"You can squeeze hard and still not get blood from it. But this stone was wet with something red." Flash Hybrid Noir fiction from contest runner-up James Sumner.
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The Cadaver
Fiction

The Cadaver

"My brother showed up to Thanksgiving dinner carrying a corpse." Flash Hybrid Noir from contest runner-up Carol Divish."
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Writer Night for Second Story Presents David James Keaton

Writer Night for Second Story Presents David James Keaton

This Friday night, 7 PM, Mr. David James Keaton will be here live and in one piece as a benefit for Second Story. I believe you recall Mr. Keaton. Guy’s got a rap sheet a mile long.
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Not My Indiana
Features / Indianapolis /

Not My Indiana

"They’re on the wrong side of America and the wrong side of Christianity. My America is bigger than their America, and my God is bigger than their God." Ken Honeywell lives in a parallel universe.

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10 Great Reasons to Support the Indiana Religious Freedom Bill
Features / Indianapolis /

10 Great Reasons to Support the Indiana Religious Freedom Bill

We figured there had to be legitimate reasons for a law designed to deny people service in businesses that are ostensibly open to the public. Sure enough: We came up with 10 good ones.

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2015 March Madness Invocation
Features / First Person /

2015 March Madness Invocation

"We clutch our brackets as the ball goes up, and when the boss calls, we invoke the words of the immortal Norman Dale, and say to any and all who ask why we aren’t at work, we say, my team is on the floor." It's time for David Anderson's 2015 March Madness Invocation.

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How I Learned to Avoid Incarceration by Listening to Serial and Watching The Jinx
Features /

How I Learned to Avoid Incarceration by Listening to Serial and Watching The Jinx

"7. If you skip bail, do not shoplift a hoagie. Pay cash, especially if you are very, very wealthy." Some sound advice for murderers from David Anderson.

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Cry Me a River: A Review of Two Days, One Night
Film / Reviews /

Cry Me a River: A Review of Two Days, One Night

"The lead character, Sandra, played uncomfortably well by Marion Cotillard, starts the film by telling herself not to cry. She pops a Xanax. Then she cries, pops more Xanax, and teeters on the verge of crying again in a non-stop cycle of self-pity for the next 90 minutes." Nick Honeywell reviews Two Days, One Night.

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Lyricbuster: The Grapevine Paradox
Features / Humor / Reviews /

Lyricbuster: The Grapevine Paradox

The Song: “I Heard it Through The Grapevine.” 1966 song by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield, who had a number of Motown hits which avoided the entropic mayhem they unleashed with this number, sung most memorably by Marvin Gaye in 1968. …

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Yes, We Have Winners
Fiction /

Yes, We Have Winners

You had it coming. In fact, you had it coming for a long time. Too long. An announcement, that is. An announcement of winners of our Flash Hybrid Noir Contest.

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Cry Me a River: A Review of Two Days, One Night

"The lead character, Sandra, played uncomfortably well by Marion Cotillard, starts the film by telling herself not to cry. She pops a Xanax. Then she cries, pops more Xanax, and teeters on the verge of crying again in a non-stop cycle of self-pity for the next 90 minutes." Nick Honeywell reviews Two Days, One Night.

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