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My father quit drinking in 2013 when he was sent home from his fire station, still intoxicated from the night prior. The department offered him a choice: enter a probation …

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Brujería has been appearing more and more in trending hashtags, online articles, and Instagram posts. In Spanish, it means witchcraft, but that may or may not be how many are …


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Both Medica Veritate and Thunder II are made from watercolors and dissolved dietary supplements. Sarah Bigham teaches, writes, and paints in Maryland where she lives with her kind chemist wife, …


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By Cade Leebron Call me Curly-Q for the swirled snake IV line spiraling out of my upper arm. Nothing perfect ever ends, or that’s a lie I’m okay hanging out …

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SUN KING by Sarah Rice

Sun King

I’m writing this on a yellow lined notepad, yellow pencil in hand. My words look like a continuous flow of sunrise and sunset. The manner in which the warm fluorescents …

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