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Issue Twenty-Four

March 2009

From the Editor

Spring for me begins when 1:59:59 becomes, in the next second, 3:00 AM. That lost hour. I’ve always loved it, been fascinated by it. Kind of like what happens to words when they’re deleted. It’s a rebirth, but there’s something of death in that hour, too. I like to think of stories beginning out of… Continue reading Issue Twenty-Four

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Smokelong Quarterly Issue Twenty-Four
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