“Marvel at the proud little birds outside your window; How do any of us survive the month of February? Press your cheek against the cool glass.”
— "Things To Do While Listening To Your Brother On The Phone" by Kate Gehan. WhiskeyPaper, November 2013.
7:06 pm • 10 February 2014 • 14 notes
“To cut the watermelon she needed the knife, and she couldn’t find it because she said I used it to shotgun beers last night and lost it in the forest. I told her I put it right back in the drawer, where it belongs, and she said I passed out on the picnic table. Well, the two things are unrelated in my opinion.”
— NEW STORY POSTED: “Gallagher Isn’t Funny” by Travis Oltmann. WhiskeyPaper, February 2014.
9:49 am • 9 February 2014 • 25 notes
“I wouldn’t have much to write about if I weren’t paying attention to current events, reading work by writers I admire, laughing with my husband on his way home from work, making dinner for my family. Writing is one tiny part of wholeness; life, tessellated—chunky pieces of bright blue and amber and green and black coming together bit by bit to (hopefully) make something ravishing.”
— Leesa Cross-Smith, “Be Kind and Take it Easy.” (via everykissawar)
5:50 pm • 8 February 2014 • 17 notes
“She sank into a patio chair and felt the hum of cell phones and the Internet, and power lines and traffic and air conditioning and refrigerators. Fractals of home after home spiraled away from her in all directions. Deep within them, a swing set piled up squeak after squeak on her chest. She inhaled deeply, spilling them off.”
— _NEW STORY POSTED: “Haunted Mouth” by Kana Philip. WhiskeyPaper, February 2014.
11:05 am • 2 February 2014 • 1 note