Ricochet

by COURTNEY LEBLANC Spring 2000, just a few months after we worried the world would end with Y2K or at least fry our electronics. Neither of those happened but we still marveled at this new millennium. I was 21, a mediocre waitress at Applebee’s and you were the roommate of the blind date I had […]

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TEXT OBJECTIONS

by CHARLES J. MARCH III “No Strings Attached” On a swing, a young girl begged her caretaker to take notice of her, and as she was about to jump, she said, “Look, Mother, I’m going to fly.” “Doomsday Prepping” Would you care if I don’t go to your funeral? “The Acumen of Social Anxiety” Somewhere […]

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Love Poem to the Midwest

by MARIJEAN ELIZABETH The Screaming Void We are shaped by what sees us. My whole life I’ve felt more seen by places than people, which is why my skin crawls to get out of this town, this state. I want to be seen by other things because here is too small for me. For years […]

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Bad-Ass Boomer Told Us

by Thea Zimmer Found! No getting here. Just here. So fuckin sudden. No feet, no mouth to scream. An ocean of freaks, “30,000,” did someone say? Each and every voice, singled out. Don’t let me scream. Just look at the sky. The colors swirling. Shiny dots. They float and flicker. Twinkle and pop. The twilight […]

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Tidying Up

by CHRIS BULLARD Acquiring so much had left us desolate. We were stymied by our plenty. Our storage space was full. Our social calendar was full. We had to ease around the chairs to get to the table. We had to bypass the table to get to the hall. The kitchen was unusable because of […]

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DUTCH by Roy Christopher

Dutch [Note: The following documents were included in the liner notes to Bad Flag’s history-spanning boxset, Dutch, released by Bright Little Light in 2019.] Fiery Tale: A Brief History of Bad Flag “A work of art has to exist in a world as an object, as real as the sun, grass, a rock, water, and […]

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