Nov/Dec 1997

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Heat Stroke

My mother told me I should go out and play and never come back.

Richard Cumyn

In a Freak Show

"He's got me with a claw and is clubbing me with the other hand. Life story, to be beaten up over a marital thing between a Lobster Boy and the World's Smallest African American Woman.

Sean Nighbert


"I've studied the Bible, you know. In there it says to do everything in moderation, but it does mean everything." Gerald caught his breath, then slipped her the bottle they'd been drinking from."

Buck McCrary