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The Back Catalog

By Jim Speese Songs were in his head. Constantly. It was a problem and he supposed it wasn’t unique. Given the hegemonic presence of advertising jingles and TV show themes and music pumped into grocery stores and pharmacies and hospitals, it seemed quite likely that the fact that songs constantly…

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George in the Sky

by Cheryl Sola I was born. Damn.  Can’t anything go right? That was thirty years ago and nothing’s changed.  Today’s my birthday, June 6th.  Pa said my birthday numbers add up to 6–6–6.  And because that number means the devil, my Pa called me the devil’s child, and got an…

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Talking to God

By Cheryl Sola I have this neighbor, Pearl, who’s a good Christian woman and all that. I see her at her kitchen window scouting for stray cats. They hit the dumpster across the street in the evening and that’s when she does her stalking. For the life of me, I…

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