New Texas

Four Poems

Four Poems

by Mark Trechock Painting the Corners   At the August community clean-up-fix-up-paint-up Extravaganza, put on by the non-profit do-gooder Sector, shed of our Sunday or Monday best, Paintbrushes in hand, rags dangling Self-consciously from our back pockets, We tried to imitate workers on a home Improvement TV show, determined to tidy up A crumbling stoop-frontedRead more about Four Poems[...]

The Wrongful Conviction (a sequel to “The Double Homicide”)

The Wrongful Conviction (a sequel to “The Double Homicide”)

by Renee Henning “I did it, Your Honor,” Jed Harris said.  “I killed that blankety-blank!”  Despite his rough exterior, Jed was a man of quiet dignity who never swore in the presence of females. Judge Laura Sanchez looked surprised.  She had not expected him to admit in court to the slaying.  The victim was “Mac”Read more about The Wrongful Conviction (a sequel to “The Double Homicide”)[...]

Lea & Ana

Lea & Ana

by John Tavares At first the attraction was strictly physical. Ana had a fit, curvy body and an appealing face, but Lea grew to love her mind and personality. This was the young woman Lea wanted to join on a journey to college. They spent time together outdoors, hunting, fishing, and discussing their plans toRead more about Lea & Ana[...]