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Evening Special by Jenny Halper Evening Special by Jenny Halper, November 24, 2014

Moon pies taste best eaten outside in the rain, especially when she hasn't paid for them and police are parked across the street. She finds a cigarette, still smoking in the gutter, and dangles it above her nose. She is twelve, almost thirteen, and wears hole-striped stockings stolen from her mother. She wears beige lipstick stolen from Rite Aid; she wears eyeliner—silver—stolen from the purse her teacher leaves on her desk during lunch period.

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Issue Forty-Five Issue Forty-Five (September 22, 2014): The Bird Inside You by Jacob Aiello «» Tanglewood by Gania Barlow «» Here, Hereafter by Michael Patrick Brady «» The Sleeping of the Stones or Mae and Her White Teeth by Cameron Brindise «» The Bundles by E.S. Bumas «» How Many Lives by Cedrix E. Clarke «» Susquehanna's Blessing by C.A. Cole «» Photographs by Mark Derks «» First Story by Simon Han «» The Horrors by Joseph Lucido «» The Part You Throw Away by Erin Lyndal Martin «» There's Something by Christopher McCann «» How to Float by Roblin Meeks «» The Age of Discovery by Jason Peck «» Any Other Name by Nick Sansone «» Dispatches from the Interior by David Scrivner «» A Question of Balance by Margot Taylor «» A Girl Walks Into a Page by Laura Maylene Walter «» For Cubby by Chris Wells «» Underbutton by Melissa Yancy «» Interviews: Jacob Aiello «» Gania Barlow «» Michael Patrick Brady «» Cameron Brindise «» E.S. Bumas «» Cedrix E. Clarke «» C.A. Cole «» Mark Derks «» Simon Han «» Joseph Lucido «» Erin Lyndal Martin «» Christopher McCann «» Roblin Meeks «» Jason Peck «» Nick Sansone «» David Scrivner «» Margot Taylor «» Laura Maylene Walter «» Chris Wells «» Melissa Yancy «» Cover Art by Monica Mulder «» Letter From the Editor

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