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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 49.
Published: 01 May 2015
...John McCarthy © 2015 John McCarthy 2015 John McCarthy Pickup Truck #5 All the trees in Illinois are frayed nerve endings and it is fifteen degrees. You will hide inside your body until your coat stops shivering. The heater, in this truck, has not worked...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 53.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., desperate for the sound of the ocean, as any reckless heroine must be. In another, a pickup tails me through dark suburbs. The stories carried me down the long halls of high school, into the cars of new boyfriends, my hair glossed in my words’ dark glow, my crooked smile a puzzle...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 30.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Tyler Kline © 2016 Tyler Kline 2016 Tyler Kline in this town i’m sleeping under every green light for the dream of your ponytail / your lipstick teeth falling on asphalt like rain from the bed of a pickup / in this town / too many weathervanes point south / strange miracles happen...
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the minnesota review (1 November 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 (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 45–46.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Francine Witte © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Francine Witte Why Kiley Roberts Left Me for Dead Maybe the moon knows why. Moon sits all night in the sky and watches and watches and sees everything. I know the moon saw the last of Kiley Roberts as he edged himself into the pickup round...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 34–35.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Good Vibrations. “I want something tasteful,” she assures me as we pull up to the baby blue façade, a building with no windows and a single pickup in the lot, Sharpied poster spelling “Entrance in the Rear,” a joke that seems both easy and foreboding. Inside we are alone except for the cashier...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2009) 2010 (73-74): 9–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., said: “I guess we’re experiencing the wrath of grapes,” then threw it in the trash. We climbed into the old pickup and drove in bigger circles. The passing light from the streetlamps lit up the wrinkles on my father’s face. His long-off started tomorrow. The truck didn’t...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2008) 2008 (70): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2008
... room. We sat in the first row of chairs. There was just Angel, Lawrence, me and Miss Claudia. I took the seat by the window, leaning my head against the wall, peering into the yard of the house next door. I imagined myself being driven away in the pickup truck parked back there. The...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 7–15.
Published: 01 May 2016
... size a few months back. I take the manila envelope out of my T-shirt, throw it down, then step back outside, close the door, fasten the lock. I walk out of the storage facility, zipping my jacket back up. A black guy’s unloading boxes out of the back of a pickup truck; I nod to him. Sal...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2011
... mixture of chemical and garden odors that indicated dirty diapers. The garbage must have blown over; he had forgotten to wheel it into the garage. Today’s weekly trash pickup obviously hadn’t happened. The week’s worth of diapers­ —​seemingly ninety percent of their waste now —​had become more...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 29–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... arrivals and struggling workers for eighty years before that. The cafés, bars, and the Indian Center; small houses, back alleys, lots of pickup trucks, gardens, kids. She would have kept it neat, cooked Indian tacos and chili mac — ​odd fare for the vegetarian who once cooked Cream of Wheat...