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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 44.
Published: 01 November 2020
... swirled brown and chunky with the stale gore of many weeks worth of casualties. Slick sheets of skin, purplish lumps of aorta floated like regurgitated jellyfish, but the water was so murky that the sharks were camouflaged. Well, everyone knows it s awkward to leave too soon, so I slid into the water...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 24–25.
Published: 01 November 2019
... uncertainty. The body knows hope is a lonely secret. I kept my secrets. We both did, rolling over to face the wall. Chemo sick, I read encyclopedias, learning mud sharks eat their siblings in utero. Killing time can be an agony. You took up smoking just to remember what it felt like to crave. We watched the...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 36.
Published: 01 November 2006
... plastic raft, no sharks in the water. I was thinking, Tom, that your name might be French—deLay, and any association of your surname with the retardation of a progressive agenda might be wholly unmerited. I’m imagining I might see...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 48–51.
Published: 01 November 2017
....” “Sharks swim in the not-too-far distance, looming grey shapes that terrify me,” said Lindy. “Down below, my son Ansel and I can see red sea anemones, but in all this silt, all this murky green water, I don’t want to swim into that falling ship. I hate my brother, the furniture maker, for going in...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 55–57.
Published: 01 May 2011
... “shark tank.” Perhaps it is better said that we have a healthy regard for the value of ideas, and that we prefer, when possible, not to lose a debate. I recently returned to my home state of Kansas, and found that their method of initiating and prosecuting a controversy has become quite alien to...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 60–66.
Published: 01 May 2008
... frighteningly aware that he might drown. But just when he thought his fate was sealed, he saw a fin emerge out of the water. A shark. The sight of the predator jump-started his adrenaline and gave him the strength to make it to shore. Maybe that’s my problem, he...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 63–74.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Anastasia. I tried to look on the bright side. I did, after all, fit into the same one-piece. "But Jen, do you think we should be worried about sharks?" "Hi, Deb!" "Hi, Natasha!" Two little mermaids surfaced underneath the...