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Discipline by Michael Don Discipline by Michael Don, February 23, 2015

At first I figured Harold was practicing a new trick—like he sometimes did to my father's underwear, maybe he was making my ear disappear. But then it felt as though my head was splitting apart. He tugged me by my ear out of my chair, so that I hovered over his blank, pale face.

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Issue Forty-Six Issue Forty-Six (December 15, 2014): Under the Dark by Dawn Bailey «» This Is What I Know about Being Gigantic by Justin Brouckaert «» Builders by Caitlin Corrigan «» The Village with All the Boyfriends by Zachary Doss «» Ashes by Sherrie Flick «» Difficult Times by Jeff Friedman «» Evening Special by Jenny Halper «» Summerhaven by Erica Plouffe Lazure «» Brother Bill Leaves the Narrow Path by Dan Leach «» When the Stalks Were Bugs' Umbrellas by Cheska Lynn «» Exterminator by Sean Mackey «» Take My Hand. Look Both Ways. by Amy Foster Myer «» Reset by Marisela Navarro «» Sea & Land by Dominic Preziosi «» Lauren Lights Out by Joshua Rupp «» Melting by Jennifer Shipley «» Let's Say by Julia Strayer «» I'm Coming for the Baby by Letitia Trent «» Through the Bottle by Vicki Wilson «» Cribs by Kate Wisel «» Interviews: Dawn Bailey «» Justin Brouckaert «» Caitlin Corrigan «» Zachary Doss «» Sherrie Flick «» Jeff Friedman «» Jenny Halper «» Erica Plouffe Lazure «» Dan Leach «» Cheska Lynn «» Sean Mackey «» Amy Foster Myer «» Marisela Navarro «» Dominic Preziosi «» Joshua Rupp «» Jennifer Shipley «» Julia Strayer «» Letitia Trent «» Vicki Wilson «» Kate Wisel «» Cover Art by Genevieve Anna Tyrrell «» Letter From the Editor-->

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Nancy Stebbins Nancy Stebbins is a psychiatrist in the Denver area. She earned an MFA from Pacific University and her short stories have been published in Indiana Review, Cutbank Review, St. Annís Review, and elsewhere. She is a past editor at SmokeLong Quarterly. Currently, she is working on a novel. She will read stories submitted to SmokeLong February 23-March 1.

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