“Symmetry is unnecessary / The chocolate smell of coﬀee grounds, some midnight / LP skipping on track two” Two poems by Dan Manchester.
“‘Magic is a lost art,’ he said. ‘So’s sacrificing virgins,’ she said, crunching. ‘And being a hangman. And being in love.'” New fiction from Dave Shapiro.
“What with President Obama’s new immigration plan making headlines, it’s been a big week for racism in America, and we’re certainly doing our bit here in Indiana.” Ken Honeywell details who’s scared of whom.
“I never knew his husband, I’ve only had a half-minute conversation with him.” A new poem by Dustin Brown.
“Ghastly skeletons—skeletons with names that should never be uttered aloud by a self-respecting, reasonably intelligent adult. Names like Breathe, Richard Marx, Mr. Big, But Seriously-era Phil Collins.” Matt Gonzales has a Tonic confession, and it’s a doozy.
“The TV screen replayed the scene again and again. Slowly, it began to sink in. This was bad for my Pacers. This was very, very bad.” Matt Gonzales relives his favorite team’s darkest day.