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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 13.
Published: 01 November 2007
... in the weeds and stirs in sugar. Business picks up around ten as men come in with crescents of dirt jammed under their nails, asking for a carburetor from a late-eighties Dodge or a wiper motor from a ten-year-old Ford. After work, he picks up Alicia, and they go...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 63–74.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... "When it's time," said my mother as her eyes filled. "When it's time." Last I heard, by the end of junior high, my ex-friend-for-all-time had picked up (with or without Cat) and gone. Still, Weiderbundt Standard Time never goes away. The day of the shoe store excursion turned...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 25–41.
Published: 01 November 2012
... fallen out but is beginning to grow back in. We’ve been told this is what happens when you stop chemotherapy. He will do this occa- sionally: wake up from the middle of a horrible sleep, pick up on a conversation he thinks he’s having or one we’ve had already and from much earlier in the day. We...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 5–6.
Published: 01 November 2017
... no one looks too closely. When I paint my nails it looks like I’ve glued red grapes to my fingers. When he paints his nails it looks like he’s picked the ocean out of my eyes and wears it better than my irises. I look like I’m trying on costumes that don’t fit...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 32–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
... reason he didn’t get a DUI picking up Chris from his Mathletes competition was because he went to high school with the cop. How he had told me a million times that he stopped drinking, cold turkey, the day I was born, and so now he was jeopardizing our special bond, the heart-to-heart connection...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 15–25.
Published: 01 November 2007
... watching Basic Instinct on DVD, she straddled him on the bed, and reaching under his pillow, self-conscious but determined, drew out a white silk scarf. “Did you buy an ice pick as well?” he asked. Ting pouted, and pushed the hair back from her face. She expected these experiments to be taken...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 46–52.
Published: 01 May 2008
... years old, had lived on the ranch his entire life, picking coffee beans in the hot sun and raising sugar cane, almonds and limes to support his family. Intrigued by the diversity of the farm, I left the porch and wandered down a level dirt path...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 31–41.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and then left, leaving me to pick up the pieces. The degree of assholery varied, from financial leeches to emo- tional abusers to various types of New Age fanatics, but she says none of them ever hit her: they were all pacifists, too stoned to lift a finger. minnesota review 93 (2019) DOI 10.1215/00265667...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 32–40.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., they are. As we enter the vitamin aisle, my mother really hits her stride. Picking up bottle after bottle of supplements, she reads the labels with precision, pronouncing the words in slow, heavy mouthfuls. Ribofla- vin, thiamin, pantothenic acid. She rummages through her purse and pulls out her phone, where she...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 23–31.
Published: 01 May 2016
... received. She was a customer service rep for an online dating service that hadn’t yet outsourced their call center to India. There were a lot of customers looking to pick a fight; men who had never used a computer before; men who wanted to make sure the credit card bill wouldn’t read Luv Match...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2009
... as a law than as a challenge, a rule that clearly was the first to fall since here she was calling me, raising a white flag from her bunker of rules. “I wanted to say hi,” Claire said, her voice thick and mellow over the answering machine. I picked up. “Hey stranger,” I said. “What’s up...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the house. I was amazed they could pick out distinct smells because the house always smelled horrible. The dirty clothes lying around were mildewed; the smells of bad food seeped from the refrigerator. 54 the minnesota review The toilet didn’t flush and it seemed they were just too lazy...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 81–88.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in at night.” “That’s okay,” Jean said. “I think I have one at home.” She didn’t want to tell him that she couldn’t carry it alone. When Margaret dumped her she was left without anyone in the city intimate enough to help with practical matters. “I’ll pick...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 4–6.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., probably so she has more time to stay at home and watch TV. Mr. Jones, the gym teacher (I m not sure if you know him since he s new), smokes cigarettes at his lunch break and has a daughter he picks up at the elementary school when his wife can t get her, and drinks too much at the Blue Moose Lounge, but I...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 24–37.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in you and made you pick up your camera and keys. I could not say no to your enthusiasm. We walked on the beach and the wind threw your hair around. The tide was going out, so the sand was long and flat with a glassy Chesser  27 coolness, and all...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2005
... with red grass and people that communicated with their taste buds. You signed her book and she clutched it in her fingers, the cuticles picked and bloody. You left the store before she had a chance to attempt taste-bud communication. You drove from Cincinnati to just outside Chicago where...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 9–19.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... “You’re fine, you’re fine,” the father says. He sighs loudly and picks her up under her armpits. From over his shoulder, she wipes at her eyes with the back of her mitten as he carries her out the door. “I hope you find your cat,” she says. I have been in Kansas for six days. Today, Lorna...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 49–60.
Published: 01 November 2011
... a chip. “Why doesn’t she fix this up?” “Don’t pick at it. You’re making it worse.” He holds the paint chip in his hand and then flicks it at Alex. He wipes his hand on the side of his peacoat. “Can’t you paint it for her? Make yourself useful.” “I’ve gotta paint every other house...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 19.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Kimiko Hahn © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Kimiko Hahn Ode to Home Snails are such a pick-me-up and Darwin thought so also though he was “greatly perplexed” by the existence of the Roman land snail: how could salt so readily kill creatures that arise...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 35.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Alison S. Lebwohl © 2021 Alison S. Lebwohl 2021 Alison S. Lebwohl Before a live audience The street magician pushes the ice pick, pushes through skin, past sinews, nerves, veins: pushes it through his whole hand. Mom, our boys say. Dad, our boys say. Are you watching? A plain man steps...