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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 7.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Carrie Shipers © 2009 the minnesota review 2009 Carrie Shipers Target Practice Opening day of deer season, my uncle aimed his new gun. I rolled my eyes, stuck out my tongue. He cocked his finger, knocking...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 29–32.
Published: 01 November 2006
... the gold and tan snake. It shines its diamond head at him. Beautiful, Day murmurs, Beautiful. 2. Vern Spent lunch in the back of our paint van picking machine guns out of a catalogue. He’s got the A/C cranked, Rush turned up. Vern built his own canon...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 19.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in the near-darkness, these guests. By their dim light I know myself for a tourist. Porters unload guns locked in long cases from the belly of a plane. Case after case, gun after gun, lock after lock. (This was not a dream; I watched from my window in El Paso.) The word...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 21–22.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Alyse Knorr © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Alyse Knorr Quantum Suicide The experiment says that a physicist stands in front of a gun that is triggered by the radioactive decay of an atom, [Upon each pull of the trigger], the universe is split into two separate ones...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 35–46.
Published: 01 November 2007
... he realizes it must be a TDS cruiser. It’s their new one, the pride of the Tongan Navy, a US Coast Guard hand-me-down with a 25-mm machine gun leering from its bow, and Jonathan Kieselhorst isn’t at all surprised to focus in and see Captain Viliami Vikona at the helm, his face streaked...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 40–49.
Published: 01 May 2011
... shot and a hot head bully. You’ll get Oriel to shoot you in the back and then they’ll have to follow your will that gives Cleo and your insurance money to Jimmy Ray out at Houston unless he moves again. Oriel owns every kind of gun you can think of, which is the main reason they gave him...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 24–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... genius and pin all four stars to my blue coat that Libbie will clean and press with her own hands—but now the guns’ ivory handles lie cool against my skin and before me stands my assassin, the man I have missed with each damn shot—he levels his rifle and all I have left is this one prayer...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 51.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Stephen Malin © 2011 Stephen Malin 2011 Stephen Malin Gettysburg Sniper Unfair? I don’t see it. Indians fought from cover; if hairs were split, it wasn’t over that. Yet generals still close ranks and send men marching tall at a hundred dug-in guns, dead-aimed...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 1.
Published: 01 November 2019
... intentions to shield any manner of mischief. See, no matter when you read this, a man has just been shot, holding a thing nothing like a gun. Of what use are intentions to him? A better question is who s allowed to intend, and who is only an object of intention. Notice, how I tell it the orchids story, one...
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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...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 46.
Published: 01 November 2020
... is searching for water. they will judge her by the color of her stomach. is she fit to starve. where on the body do we make the incision. imagine the stage as hospital. the front row a gallery & the surgery performed by a smoking gun. downstage left A WOMAN unhinges her jaw & lets out the world s first sound...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 6.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... Nights, he drank and watched the news. When I studied the war in school, I asked my mother why he didn’t go. He hurt his knee. By the time it healed, we had three kids. I wanted a father who carried a gun, who wasn’t afraid to die. She...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 20.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the color of what s inside. A growing membrane across the border threatens to engulf Calexico if not for men with guns and birds with no cottonwoods to sing from. The border is the idea of conceptual nuisance. Understand that families sing over fences. Understand the moon songs that perch in ocotillos...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 48.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to liquid fat, flame the message and the messenger. Close your eyes. What makes you angry? A person you’ve never met loading a gun, deliberately not thinking of you? Children remembering their unblemished bodies, their bodies unzippered? Close your eyes. Smell the sulfur...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 8–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Not Disturb! it says, Making Unicorn Stew. It’s boiling hot outside, and we don’t want to deal with their interruptions and stu- pid questions, like: “Did you know that my dad killed a bigger uni- corn than you did?” or “Did you use a regular gun or a plasma laser to kill the unicorn?” or “You...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 1.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in charge has me in mind. But the gun misfires in the woods, and someone’s father topples into the creek bed. A friend is erased in the fire on the interstate. Sooner or later, each of us will have no choice in the matter. Perhaps this was the real cause of Achilles’s rage: how the world was rendered...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 14.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Rasaq Malik © 2017 Rasaq Malik 2017 Rasaq Malik What They Remember Abdul Rashid remembers his father reading a newspaper at the facade of their house before bullets tore his body, before they came —​ two men, their hands heavy with machine guns...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 48.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Natalie Scenters-Zapico © 2011 Natalie Scenters-Zapico 2011 Natalie Scenters-Zapico How Borders Are Built You lay me on white sheets. I put two fingers in my mouth and they disappear. In your hair a crown of border patrol point their guns at me; they watch with night vision goggles...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 7.
Published: 01 November 2013
... swallows with my pellet gun. Before my seventh grade football games he taped both my ankles. On the gate of his pickup. His hands leather hammers I learned how to throw. My neighbor Chesley told me his mom told him. To stay away from Gorilla Man that he’d shoved toothpicks one. By one in the four...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 34–35.
Published: 01 November 2006
... by fourteen: A midnight glint and roar through the Atchafalaya, Buick fast and arcing as a meteor. Dad was a prophet of obedience in the Strange land of his own house. He pointed guns, as if by example the barrels Could torque a bent son straight. Under pecan trees, You huffed gas...