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Val Howlett
monk.HM16

A young girl has a dream about a monster. The monster is gray. It enters her window at night, just pulls it open and slides through, facing her, sagging and infinitely wrinkled, with rotting teeth. It reaches its long shadow-arms into her parted lips and down her throat to grab her life, to take it from her. She wakes up screaming.

francine j. harris
monk.HM05

i have walked with half a skull and i have walked
with a blanch shell. i have walked, legs
split hungry, and i have walked too old.

Kendall Klym
monk.HM08

Recipe
5 jumbo egg whites, room temperature, if the room is cold and dark
1 1/4 cups caster sugar kept dry, despite dampness
scant 2 teaspoons brown malt vinegar

Rebecca Bald
monk.HM06

A little bell is called tintinnabulum; a small shrill bell, squilla; a big one in the shape of a wide-brimmed hat, petasius; codon for a hand bell; nola for a bell that swings on the necks of dogs and the feet of birds and the houses of horses; nolula and dupla for a bell in […]

Erin Hagar
monk.HM14

In the winter of 1917, Helen Stevens was a college girl living in New York City. She’d never held a hoe or milked a cow. And she’d certainly never worn men’s overalls.

Anna Llewellyn Coe
monk.HM12

I ask her what changes when I turn off the light
and she says, Go ahead.
I ask what else and
she says, According to whom?

Table of Contents

Goldie Goldbloom
Emily Casey
Thomas March
Katrin Tschirgi
Kendall Klym
John Hough Jr.
Rosemary Kitchen
Catherine Freeling
Ellen LaFleche
Emily Pulfer-Terino
Rochelle Hurt
Emily Pulfer-Terino
Ashley Seitz Kramer
Nancy K. Pearson
Nancy K. Pearson
Samantha Lori Kolber
David Cooke
Ravi Shankar
Georganna Millman
C.L. Patterson
Elizabeth Gonzalez
Daisy Hernandez
Tricia Springstubb