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A Deer's a Deer by Taryn Tilton A Deer's a Deer by Taryn Tilton, March 2, 2015

I'm home for Thanksgiving with a friend. When she shakes his hand, she smiles and introduces herself. Later she asks about his finger. I tell her that he lost it doing woodwork in the garage, that they tried to reattach it but it wouldn't take. I don't tell her that he cried.

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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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Margaret Luongo Margaret Luongo's stories have appeared in Tin House, The Cincinnati Review, Granta, New South, Consequence, The Pushcart Prize anthology and other publications. Her second story collection, History of Art, will be published in early 2016 by LSU Press. She teaches creative writing at Miami of Ohio. She will read stories submitted to SmokeLong March 2-8.

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