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Write Nothing Down by Molly Faerber Write Nothing Down by Molly Faerber, January 19, 2015

Here, not all roads are the same. In the north they curve pocked and pitted, tumble down to pine trees and unplowed snow. We walk all day, stand by the milky waters, count the splay-toed prints in the underbrush. Our breath blurs and thickens in the air, and all around us shards of frozen water ring with cold, glistening.

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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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Elise Burke Elise Burke is an MFA candidate at Hollins Universityís Jackson Center for Creative Writing. She received her BA from the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College in Baltimore. She was awarded two Kratz Center Fellowships in 2011 and 2012 to do research in the Shenandoah Valley and Chincoteague Island for her fiction. Elise was the recipient of the Kratz Centerís 2012 Reese Award, naming her Goucherís writer of the year and received a 2014 James Purdy Short Fiction Award. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, the Best of the Net anthology and one of her stories was named a 2014 storySouth Million Writers Award notable story. Her fiction has either been accepted by or published in The Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, Joyland, Heavy Feather Review, Swarm Quarterly and others. She will read stories submitted to SmokeLong January 19-25.

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