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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 50.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Stephen Malin Stephen Malin Supply Tent Monologue Well see what we shoulda had don’t help much, we ain’t got nunna that stuff an’ some of it never an’ we also got no equipment report to go with it. Comp’ny clerk mighta had one but he don’t now for sure. Look...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 16.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Wendy Neale Merry Wendy Neale Merry Mechanical Dad Mechanical Dad rolled out of the shed and loving him wasn’t that tough a transition. I made room on the couch for his generators, got used to the circling of factory pigeons. Even learned to tell time by his machine-pounding heart. I...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 34–35.
Published: 01 November 2006
...David Salner © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 34 the minnesota review David Salner Summer Words 0n the Iron Range, with Plutarch, a co-worker, and Bob Dylan The first time I got laid off from US Steel, I went into the woods...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 12.
Published: 01 November 2007
...— the ones he smoked when they were on strike in ’82. The only one still here who would remember that year is Janet, Muff, everyone used to call her before her eyes got misty with cataracts, before her hair got gray, before her hands started shaking...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 32.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Arbor and I slept in Lincoln. He wore a cowboy hat all the time. She played the cello a long time ago. There was a cafe, there was a cross-country move. There was Texas or New York. There was the one office party for your engagement and my birthday. I got a panda...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 27–28.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., coated in Splash Zone compound. Shingle seals barking up at spray- ing feathers. I got a scrap heap under a tarp up in the backyard. Sunday, that’s my girl’s name, says it’s all junk. I need to get shit of it if I want her to move in with me. I can’t picture her up in here, though. She’s...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 49.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Scott Ragland Scott Ragland After the Flood After the flood we piled our memories at the curb and moved to a town where the locals said it only rained on Mondays. For years it was true. We got jobs with free parking and pension plans. We bought a house with a view of the river and took deviled...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 53.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Francine Witte Francine Witte When he left me I went circle. Lost my shoulders and folded into a ball. I rolled around the living room. I turned bruisy and blue as I bumped up the couch. I got splinters from the unpolished floor. When he left me I went rectangle, square, and then rectangle. I was...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 5.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Marcus Pactor © 2013 Marcus Pactor 2013 Marcus Pactor Next Time, Merman The merman strolls among us, Fresh out the water, dripping. He sings ocean blues. He votes. His collar hides telltale gills. (Kinda hides. Besides, he’s got water pumps...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 21.
Published: 01 November 2013
... / pineneedled / still I made my way back through her bushes At first catch she briared me: “settle your skirt / I said settle your skirt and goodgodchild / you’ve got outside in your hair” minnesota review 81 (2013) DOI 10.1215/00265667-2331994  © 2013 Lori Mosley...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 45.
Published: 01 November 2017
... problem with homosexuals —​just ’cause he’s got the right to language, free speech. How he’d show me his hunting knives and the bleached skulls of boars. His cocaine. The blank threat of everything left to violate. My security deposit. His daily looting. My shit job as a...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 5.
Published: 01 November 2012
... what? I’ve got an awkward bed, and we haven’t met. I’m waiting for his half of my broken necklace,     his phobias like mine,       our codeword. Lightbulbs pop as he goes by in his blue static. I’ve heard buried weeds leap through the pavement where his feet touch. Under pulsing...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 7–15.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Lisa Lynn Biggar Lisa Lynn Biggar You Gotta Wonder My boss at the pawnshop is out back smoking a cigarette when this brunette walks in, barefoot, wearing a bikini top and cut-off shorts. She don’t fill out neither of them, but she’s got a nice body anyways, you know, limber-like. She...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 45–46.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., green secret I was keeping from the world. I was saving to pay off the big debt Calvin got us into. Calvin’s my Pop, and the drinking’s gotten so that he only thinks sideways, like what’s trouble is sitting right next to him. He gave up frontward thinking long ago, and that’s how the big...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 27–28.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... Shrinks, realtors, dentists and secretaries, all asking the usual questions (Rough winter, huh?) It takes a lot of stamina being the elevator man. I was the lawyer’s brat. Hey Jerry, I’d ask, how come this elevator’s got no buttons? Hey Jim, please please make it stop between the floors? I...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 23–24.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Susan Keith 23 Susan Keith Tombstones I got my first tombstone from a dead woman. Can you believe it? That’s what they call them. Tombstones.  Little Lucite cubes tossed as parting gifts...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 6.
Published: 01 May 2009
... said, Even if he lived, it would’ve killed him. He doesn’t talk about the war he didn’t fight. I used to yell so much, he says. I don’t know why. Without the war, I can’t explain his drinking, the rage he lost as he got older, the awful...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 44.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., the oily film glazing my skin, slippery bits of viscera bobbing away under my feet. As I kicked out from the wall, a double row of incisors nibbled experimentally at my left leg. I turned to ask my friend, How can we avoid the sharks if we can t see them? but she had gone. She never got in the water...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 1.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and go to chemistry class. So we did. Of course it got personal. Then later when my father was dying and it was my turn to watch, I could see even that wasn’t going to be easy. Even then they wouldn’t let you smoke. Even then the staples holding on your face stung...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 35.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to leave the room if you ralph. Should I get a bowl of water? Well I don’t know, I’ve never been to a demon possession before. I’m going to put on some music. [Goes to side of room] What calms a demon down? I’ll put on some Beethoven or something —​hey you got any Haydn? These are some good...