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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 November 2017) 2017 (89): 28.
Published: 01 November 2017
... one duck after another until they tumble out of the sky like a rain of feathered boots. Supply trucks show up with crates of fresh ammuni­ tion. When there are no more ducks left, I shoot all the owls, then all the flamingos and the bald eagles. My brother won’t eat any of the dead. He keeps...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 49–50.
Published: 01 November 2012
... resemble my elbow. But like a heavy iron docked on an ironing board, it fills the yard with promise, waits for the smooth deal that will hitch itself onto a young family’s Ford truck. And they come —​mom, dad, son, together, to decide...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 46.
Published: 01 November 2015
... grind its gears like a stuck toy truck. And when I looked up, your lip was shivering and the last pic, the one in your left hand, was starting to clear. It was my elbow before a backdrop of boxes and moving tape. Maybe not what you aimed for. Maybe not the most flattering...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... God.” There was a rig down the way a bit he said I ought to see. “Other way around, this one,” he said. “Truck hit the tree.” The impact, far to the right, blew the engine due left and broke the bell-housing off, but the drive train looked solid and sound...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 17.
Published: 01 May 2007
...-sympathizing Metro police. Sixteen weeks: Felicia Viradamo pushes off a car in feigned injury; a contract worker is fired for having a rifle in his truck. We spend three weeks in court for company violations and get our butts handed to us when Soots has no video. The letter...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2007) 2007 (69): 12.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... Janet, who is now telling stories, stories he has almost forgotten— how they tossed nails in front of the company trucks how they stole monkey wrenches and screwdrivers from the storage rooms, how they threw snowballs at all the scabs who crossed the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 37.
Published: 01 May 2005
... watched you pop pieces of steak the size of eggs into your lion mouth. White feathers keep clicking against the windshield; I watch as the truck takes up the highway, and I cannot get past it. ...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 21.
Published: 01 November 2006
... says. That’s it. He doesn’t know I know: the time in jail, three felonies, numbers rackets and hijacked trucks, the bullets in his back. I’ve seen the scars clustered around his spine; how his body moves only when it needs to, like the boss he never was. My...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 22.
Published: 01 November 2006
... signs with the new mayor’s name for all the Parks & Recreation trucks before the new year? Or me and Michelle sitting in our little office trying to get banners hung for festivals in the park? We need...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 33.
Published: 01 November 2006
... brick house, city water. She becomes a magnifying glass to her brother's ineptness: he who receives $20 for gasoline for visiting their father in the hospital loads up their father's truck with items "he won't know he's missing," good-bye son...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 49–61.
Published: 01 November 2006
...John Sullivan © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 John Sullivan Kitty and Hal The second the slide popped into view, Kitty gave a little squeal. "Eeep!" she went, like a squeaky toy. Hal glanced over as the truck jostled them along—she was pressed into the passenger side...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 10–11.
Published: 01 November 2016
... department, a little too pink. But still usable. I’d thank her but odds are I’ll never see her again in my life. There’s a fire truck with an ear-splitting battery-operated horn, and that’s just like the fireman shirt —​he’s sent something that makes too much noise in every gift box ever...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 22.
Published: 01 November 2006
... with the new mayor’s name for all the Parks & Recreation trucks before the new year? Or me and Michelle sitting in our little office trying to get banners hung for festivals in the park? We need Operations to approve...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 8–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the store, and we have to tell her dad that right away, so he knows we didn’t spend any of his money. He’s already pretty sore about me staying with them while my dad is out driving his truck. He glares at me during dinner, and all I can do is stare at his big brown mus- tache and think...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 34–35.
Published: 01 May 2016
... man who finally chose a DVD case. I try to gauge his preference from this rich buffet, A Clockwork Orgy or A Beautiful Behind, when he emits a muzzled call: “Hell yes,” he moans despite a “Hands Off” sign, “Hell yes” as though the sound does not penetrate this tiled room. How he parked his truck...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 35–40.
Published: 01 May 2007
... inside.” Realtors hammered “SALE” in front of houses, and hung “SOLD” later the same day, and in some neighborhoods, they brought out stopwatches so they could advertise their sale speeds by the second. In her neighborhood, so many moving trucks rumbled through that she had to...
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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 November 2006) 2006 (67): 29–32.
Published: 01 November 2006
... a secret. Poverty is nothing but a lazy mindset, Rush’s voice leaks out of the truck, pours up the hill through the humidity. The air is liquid. We are swimming. The boy drifts closer to me, puts his mouth near my shoulder and whispers, my name’s...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 40–49.
Published: 01 May 2011
... money when Salyers’s mine was working. Daddy raised Cleo until he killed himself with the exhaust fumes of his truck, which you didn’t believe he did since he couldn’t hardly draw enough air into his lungs to make it to bed on. He wrote you you would have to raise Cleo now. Grandma Nash...