Thanks to Tony Press, Craig Rodgers, Bobby Wilson, Jim Ross, Sanjeev Sethi, Rose Strode, Shuly Cawood, Rae White, William Notter, and Lyndsie Manusos for these links. We’re so proud to share your works with our Digging community. Congrats to all!
Stories No. 61 – Fuck by Ron Riekki
Community No. 18 – Thanks to Paul Justison, Ian Mark, C. Allen Harrison, Sue Blaustein, Christopher Horton, Frances An, Mingzhao Xu, Agnes Marton, Sarah Lynn Knowles, and Frank Orloson for sharing their wonderful work with our Community. Congrats to all!
Community No. 17: Thanks to Karen Corday, Jeanne Wilkinson, Max DeVoe Talley, Victoria Griffin, Michael Backus, Ted Myers, and J.A. Pak for sharing their wonderful work. Congrats to all!
TALISMAN by Kris Faatz: “Hester’s daughter Zoe, nine years old, has started to develop breasts.” #litmag
THE HOTLINE FOR LONELY MEN by Sean Pravica
TRIO OF SOPHIES by Eileen Merriman
The boy has been watching her for weeks. His eyes tattoo a pattern on the back of her neck in class. At lunchtime she feels his gaze sweep over her as she walks past with Sophie-P and Sophie-G. A trio of Sophies, Mr James says in PE. But it’s only her hips his hands linger on when he is helping her balance on the beam, only her breasts his fingers brush past when he is adjusting her tennis serve.
BAUDELAIRE PLAYS LET’S MAKE A DEAL IN SAM’S COFFEE SHOP by Gary Singh
“She appears behind Green Door Number One and Charlie Baudelaire cracks a peek. There she is: Miss Barista, fairest of the fair she is, with wide-open eyes and flushed hungover cheekbones, trying to fight off the slobbering AXE deodorant commercial that just walked in.”
Thanks to Craig Fishbane, Paul Beckman, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Gary V. Powell, A. Joseph Black, David S. Atkinson, Gay Degani, Michael Díaz Feito, Gerard Sarnat, John Gorman, Ray Nessly for sharing their wonderful work. Congrats to all!
2016 Editor’s Choice: Eileen Malone (fiction) and Lynne McEniry (poetry).