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THE HAMILTON by Kenneth Weene

THE HAMILTON by Kenneth Weene

It was my father’s— the only thing of worth or history. Patina-ed stainless, oblong, always needing winding, keeping nearly time, and filled with memories we had not spent. Hamilton, seventeen jeweled, a present on the old man’s marriage; passed not by testament but default from undertaker to son, who, in this night table drawer, keeps […]

IN SEARCH OF SILENCE by Enid Kassner

IN SEARCH OF SILENCE by Enid Kassner

The hum was inescapable, stealing my sleep. The hum dominated, demanding attention, obedience. The hum made me frantic for silence. And my anguish urged me to confront it. For several long years, I had searched for strategies to untangle the snarls in my marriage. By this point, I had retreated to the guest room at […]

TWO POEMS from “AWKWORDS” by Holly Painter

TWO POEMS from “AWKWORDS” by Holly Painter

  Gam This one’s not exactly dirty, just strange. Gam means leg, but while I often say leg, I rarely use gam. Why not? Why not change it up? Well first, I’d get a lot of “Beg your pardon?” Most people don’t know what gam means. Even Word and Gmail underline the word in red […]

IGNORE, IGNORE by Heidi Vornbrock Roosa

IGNORE, IGNORE by Heidi Vornbrock Roosa

Marie noticed that their mother hadn’t re-braided Lulu’s hair in three days. It frizzed out in light brown puffs from each turn of the weave, though the sun-gold ends still curled in a perfect Shirley Temple coil below the elastic hairbands. Lulu sat at the kitchen table, picking at the edge of the chipped copper […]

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE: 1781 by Kim Roberts

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE: 1781 by Kim Roberts

The sachem’s council fire is extinguished, the few survivors of the contagion scattered into the woods. The Governor has ordered all returning soldiers to stop outside of towns and be inspected for signs of pestilence. The Selectmen are bound to ensure those with the pox be removed to a place of safety, their clothes burned. […]

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2015

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2015

Featured Writer:  Emerging writer Amanda Doran lives in Baltimore, Maryland where she was born and raised. She teaches middle school English and creative writing. She earned a BS in English from Towson University and an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. This is her first story published in a national literary journal. Gale Acuff has […]