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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 44.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Amy Fleury © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Amy Fleury The Fort When we’d grown bored of the birth-slick piglets squirming in the farrowing house’s false heat, we left to climb the gate and gallop through pasture, coats hung open, our hands October raw. Crossing...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 15–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... every move. You had no hammer, but we didn’t need one. I was forever polishing the same grain of salt. In ten years we’d received bonnets. A team of horses for you and a rifle for me, after canning the summer’s peaches. One day we woke to an unfamiliar backdrop...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 2–3.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., as long as the chrome sluices kept bringing water down from the high Sierra and the fiberglass stars hung in place beneath the great dome of the antique mall. So we built a raft. We’d watched how to do it on television, when we were children, using tarps...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 34–35.
Published: 01 November 2006
... feet of spruce balanced above us, looked down. Soon it would crash and I’d start limbing—the branches exploding like crystal in the surly air. We’d pile a couple of stacks and take a break to pull our sweat shirts off, soaked through...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 57–58.
Published: 01 May 2013
... mother that she called out on impulse. The thing made a half turn and faded gently backward through the wall. Later the hands, and the following weekend Rita, our au pair, also awakened by hands. It all began in your absence. Doors would slam upstairs and we’d turn up...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 13–19.
Published: 01 November 2010
... perfect, pale chest. Suddenly she’d have an urgent need for thumbtacks, or lighter fluid. I had heard somewhere about an animal with two pairs of eyelids, cats maybe, or lizards. I was always reminded of that watching her with him. We’d stand at the counter and it was like her eyes...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 123–138.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the end of the Cold War, that it would mean an aggressive expansion of it, so we’d analyzed that. Not just us. Some other people, some other comrades actually in the Com- munist Party as well. We understood what was happening with Amer- ican imperialism and therefore when 9/11 happened, we...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 33–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
... would steadily gift me joints, but not so much so that he’d think me a potential John. We were roughly the same age, frequented some of the same mega-clubs back home, and reminisced about the different name-brand hits of ecstasy from the nineties. We’d discuss...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 36.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Nathan Viste-Ross © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 the minnesota review Nathan Viste-Ross Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Brochures called Career Impactwere stacked on the skid. We'd mailed thousands of the glossy...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 7.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... She could have died. My father answered, It’s over now. She said, I thought if you quit drinking we’d have peace. I forgot your family, too. When my uncle came for his gun, she met him in the street. I saw her hands shove the gun in his open window, point...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 29.
Published: 01 May 2015
... mean. We’d spent weeks traveling across the sea without ever seeing the sun is another way of putting it. It’s like the deeper you get into it, the less you want to know about it. But I couldn’t help myself. A whale had washed up in our backyard, and though I...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 9–22.
Published: 01 May 2008
... search happened right after Shelley started in Operation Skunk. We went way out, on a strip of highway we’d never gone to in the daytime, and even in the chilly October night air I could smell little rotting corpses all around us. We walked slow, sweeping our flashlights back and forth...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 11–22.
Published: 01 May 2005
... the mobile, hanging the yellow curtains with circus animals on them we'd picked out three and a half months before, when it was safe to tell people we were pregnant. In the month that followed I'd go back to those curtains, to how much Wendy loves the circus though according to her sketch, which...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 16.
Published: 01 May 2016
... or orbital tool. On a full moon he’d remove his gem eyes, shine them like space marbles. We’d make a night of that. Mechanical Dad was always reserved, until you wheeled him out front by the hedges and neighbors. Then he’d really get going about Carver. Dad had an aptitude for dirt, the levels...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 29.
Published: 01 November 2016
...-rust she was vigilant to Indian-rope-burn raw. Her spit-soaked bullet-poke scrutinized our whole future like a comet or a shining rocket. We’d have to learn better how to look our own selves over. Get right up close in the mirror, she warned us. She polished us like silver...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 15.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Gary Geddes © 2007 the minnesota review 2007 15 Gary Geddes Ladies & Escorts I walked off a job in Castlegar for safety reasons. Dismantling steel is what we’d been doing, temporary structures...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 6.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of dust? Um, well, no— Though we’d made it in the park, in some out-of-bounds shadows, and would find, Later that evening, a peppering of aphids in your hair. We stared At the Hogarth. The reward of cruelty. Nero on the dissection table...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 24.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Jeffrey H. MacLachlan © 2013 Jeffrey H. MacLachlan 2013 Jeffrey H. MacLachlan The Vanishing Child I’m leading you to her. Pay attention to what I’m saying. Doesn’t the night sky look like a giant one-way mirror? As a child, we’d go to the planetarium for school trips and create water...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 3–4.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the Formica countertop with flour. We’d roll out the dough together, and he’d dab butter onto its surface, let me spread it like finger paint, before he spread globs of applesauce with the back of a spoon, then helped me wash the grease from my hands, and maybe he worried...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 32–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Crescent City looked a lot better in my rearview mirror. I hoped they would sleep for a couple of hours, and by that time we would be well on our way up I-5, and it would be such a hassle to turn around that we’d probably keep going. Dad wanted Delaney with us. Chris and I wanted Delaney with us...