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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 52.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Emma Bolden © 2017 Emma Bolden 2017 Emma Bolden After Twenty Years of Trying I Decided to Be I sorried. I slept & sheeped. I was under the line of an aimed gun. I became ages ago. I slept & sorrowed, our lady, a flower petaled over the edge of the bicycle lane. I had nowhere to...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 47.
Published: 01 November 2010
...John A. Nieves John A. Nieves Epilogue Wet paint has given up dripping— decided gravity is less grave than the name implies. A young girl outside a window waves to her reflection, twirls her hair, chews a mercury switch. She expects no explosion. Out...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 3.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Sarah Carson © 2015 Sarah Carson 2015 Sarah Carson What We Do in Vehicle City We live in a world now where anything can happen, in a town too big for just one sister city, street corners so full of possibilities boys spin in circles; their fathers decided this place was not enough...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 17.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to lift your dress they want to know which secret is the realest one & what getting away costs they call you a threat to every woman but women can’t decide who gets to be a woman who gets to breathe like a bird in the ear somebody’s dearest wish pretty or not pretty Tennessee thinks you a...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 49–50.
Published: 01 November 2012
... resemble my elbow. But like a heavy iron docked on an ironing board, it fills the yard with promise, waits for the smooth deal that will hitch itself onto a young family’s Ford truck. And they come —​mom, dad, son, together, to decide...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 20.
Published: 01 May 2017
... with their savings. Maybe what I did isn’t so bad, but as it’s mine, it feels worse. The morning sun casts a shadow of bars across our faces. In some ways, life is easier here. Our choices, gone —​but it’s hard to decide, to choose to be loving day by day...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 36.
Published: 01 May 2016
... asleep to my own breath, in and out, in and out, only to wake up each day and it’s August again, and know it’s impossible to be suffocated by dandelion seeds falling like snowflakes in a breeze, each one a wish some child decided to believe in like I want to believe dreams...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 26–27.
Published: 01 November 2019
.../00265667-7737087 © 2019 Mark L. Keats 26 Keats 27 real. My wife smiles a little, then says, Easy. We can decide which predispositions she ll have, how much or how little care she ll require. Then we ll know what treatment to get her. They have all these options depending on how busy we are or want to be...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 9–13.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Elizabeth Eslami © 2009 the minnesota review 2009 Elizabeth Eslami Hibernators After having enough of the world, of parties and taxes and automobiles, of parents and work and airplanes, the guy and the girl decided to hibernate. They were in love, which meant sometimes...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 42–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Nicky buys the ring inset with tiger’s eye while I stand next to history’s hacking cough. Ornate silver throne. The common cold. Are we awake enough to remake the waking conditions? One closer says There should be a moon which decides not to leave us...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 127–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and not minding the horrorstained bucket now that is love. Pegging out my smalls now that is. Sticks under the pier and being high and dropping things and stones being quicker. Grabbing on suddenly without deciding now that is love. © 2017 Helen Palmer 2017 ...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 8–15.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Did someone break in, do you think? asked Michelle. Just to leave a hat? Maybe it s a message of some kind? We should see if anything s been stolen. We decided that I would look in the living room and kitchen and Michelle would check the bedroom and bathroom. I m a pretty lousy looker I don t...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 29–32.
Published: 01 November 2006
... tone, a bell ringing clear through the crackle. Day relaxes his hand on his thigh. Rat leans into the voice and noise until even his thin hair and the pock scars on his face fill, flow over, with love. 5. Vern Decides Because I Won’t Try His Illegal Oxycontin I’m An Undercover...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 153–162.
Published: 01 November 2007
... immigrants to the United States. He majored in philosophy at Columbia University (BA, 1930), where he began reading the works of Marx and Engels. Shaken by the effects of the depression, he decided to become a writer and dramatize the economic and social injustices he saw...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2015
... shut and say, “Am I going to die?” “Yes,” he says. It’s sort of hard to believe he could say it out loud. “But you have time, Adrian,” he says. “And you get to decide what you want to do with that time.” All of it sounding so simple and clear. Time. I get to decide. Spots appear in...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 49–54.
Published: 01 November 2019
... capsule. When the sixth graders push the cement cover over the hole in the ground, sealing her dad s stories for the future, the girl wonders what will happen if he tells her new stories. She decides she will have to build another time capsule, for backup. While she s at it, the girl decides to start a...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 163–168.
Published: 01 November 2007
...-sided by something like that.” When I hung up the phone I started making a mental list of books and articles I should re-read in preparation. Perhaps I should photocopy some articles to bring with me to distribute. I decided to call my friend the writer and activist Peter Balakian, who often...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 55–57.
Published: 01 May 2011
... developed the peculiar ability to whistle “Wildcat Victory” using only his teeth, although the trick required him to nod up and down like a bridled horse. Over the summer he decided to add “Wabash Cannonball” to his repertoire by practicing while supervising stu- dent drivers. The instructor...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 42–44.
Published: 01 May 2020
... after dreaming about the Virgin Mary and decides to quit, to get divorced and just give up everything and move to some ranch in Wyoming that takes care of ex-racehorses or troubled teens or something along those lines) after the third no. So that night he s despondent. Wife catches him smoking for the...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 54–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
... I had given the card away, I won- dered if I had done so because I now trusted my memory of the trip to subsist on its own or rather if I was now prepared to forget the trip entirely: on the day I gave the card away I had met somebody new, from an entirely different city, and I had decided...