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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 30–43.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that follows as his cue. “Don’t think about water.” “Water?” “Exactly. You can’t do it. It’s not possible. I tell you don’t think about water, and what’s the first thing you think about? Water. Quit- ting is no different. You’ll wake up all confident and cocksure that you’re done with whatever...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 40–49.
Published: 01 May 2011
... into dreaming and where you can see clear up under her dress. It’s a hard thing to keep from letting her know, but you make sure you don’t put your hands on her or look straight at her. Next week is soon enough to start Oriel grinding his teeth. You’ll tell him what you found out on him from where...
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the minnesota review (2024) 2024 (102): 51–60.
Published: 01 May 2024
..., and you'll never guess who's back—Carolyn Keenan.” “Really?” I asked. “Why?” “She's the new music teacher at the elementary school. We ran into her at the Strawberry the other day, and she recognized us. You'll have to get together the next time you're home.” I was still angry with my parents...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 53–54.
Published: 01 May 2011
... wife’s hours outdoors, and in what color sandals. Still, I can’t explain my fear of flies, nor the time I beat a man for smiling. Look instead at souls — go spelunking. You’ll find our predawn thoughts puddled deep enough to chill your ankle. You’ll...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 1.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jackson Holbert © 2016 Jackson Holbert 2016 Jackson Holbert The Good Reverend Eulogizes His Friend Steve Look, life is very long. I know, right now, it doesn’t seem that way. Right now it seems too short. But tomorrow, like you’re already doing right now, you’ll forget Steve a little...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 29–34.
Published: 01 November 2013
... The Laugh- ing Peasant smile. It’s kind of tough to explain, but if you get this last part, we guarantee you’ll be embarrassment-free for as long as you own your TrailBlazer. We’ve conducted extensive anthropological research into the nature of smiles among prehistoric tribal peoples and found...
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the minnesota review (2024) 2024 (102): 2.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Ellery Beck ellery.b.beck@gmail.com Copyright © 2024 Ellery Beck 2024 Take care of the unrefined earth, chisel her into child. Be careful—the upsetting will    start soon. This is the step    when she'll enter air, tarnish, try on oxidation. This is when you'll want...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 3.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jessica Rae Bergamino © 2014 Jessica Rae Bergamino 2014 Jessica Rae Bergamino Sex Dream with People Watching Here is the net. Here is the knife you’ll use to cut yourself from it. Here is the temptation to stay. Here: a shell the color of your modesty: a fan...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 33.
Published: 01 November 2014
... is a fish that has already died,father declared. The kids were silent, history etched in their skulls. They once flopped like fish on a hot wet dock. You’ll grow up to be like me, father said. And I’m sorry for that. minnesota review 83 (2014) DOI 10.1215/00265667-2781584  © 2014 Marty Cain...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 41–45.
Published: 01 November 2006
... in men and usually only malignant ten percent of the time. But, as you know, there are exceptions. You’ll be all right though.” The surgeon grabs my foot through the sheet on his way out and toggles it like a three-wood in his golf bag and I’m relieved, I think, and I...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 17.
Published: 01 May 2016
... or not pretty Tennessee thinks you a perfected Violet I know your nose won’t look too big on stage I know you’ll look like a feathered Ziegfeld girl how can you go home when you’re a constellation when Lou calls you wild from the bottom of the jukebox when you still don’t know completely minnesota...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 13.
Published: 01 November 2006
... a recruit in the wreckage of throwaway toys and broken projects. Swivel your head round to see cheer in a corner. March to a skinny drumbeat you'll hear when it rattles, like twigs on a hillside shelf. ...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 5–6.
Published: 01 November 2009
... their stupid windowsills). Have some pride. Not only is Danny not that into you, he’s desperate. And you know it. Recalculate. Don’t put your ruby ring on the side of the sink as you wash your hands at the hair salon. You’ll forget it and lose thousands of dollars. Your 401(k) has already done...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 22–23.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... These are but the nouns of identity; folk, the verb. So when you feel that itch to ask why my daughter’s name is such a German mouthful, or why my skin doesn’t match the maps or dusk enough for you to picture me teach- ing the cakewalk to the Von Trapps, folk is what you’ll get. © 2017 Michael A. Chaney 2017 ...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 87–100.
Published: 01 May 2009
... who gets mentored. 94 the minnesota review Cerniglia If you’re not the type of person who likes to be mentored, how does that affect the way you mentor your own students? Anderson You’ll have to ask my students. I have no idea. I have benefited...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 32–33.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of a cork, a chair scraped back) and believe, lying upstairs in the dark, that you must be talking to somebody, leaning in close, giving away all your secrets. In fact we worry that you’ll soon have no private life at all, no warm interior space in which to hide, as a ground squirrel hides...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 37–48.
Published: 01 November 2006
... frowned and shrugged. "I wanted to avoid this." "What am I going to do?" "You'll be fine." He tucked a wad of Euros into her hand. "You can get home with this." Her face burned, but she made no effort to push the money away. The smell of toothpaste barely covered his morning...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Berlin your years, healthy and hearty. You say you'll have the captain's order. You smile like you're the kind of man that only orders captain's orders and still has abdominal muscles hard as gangplanks. She asks if you'd like another beer and you look at her and say you'll have another. She...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 23–31.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Baxter behind his ear. “You’ll have to forgive me, maybe I’m a little too progressive on these matters, but isn’t he more than just property?” “He’s mine.” “He’s famous. That means he’s everybody’s.” Baxter went into the bedroom. Seconds later he trotted back out with a sock...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 9–17.
Published: 01 November 2012
... been years.” I nodded. The skin on her arms was translucent, revealing ropy blue veins. “You’ll be needing a bath.” She led me upstairs, past framed pictures of Parisian girls in dark garters, to a small room with a clawfoot tub. I peered down her...