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The Golden State

The Golden State

The Department of Motor Vehicles in California is a great equalizer. It has no race, income, gender, or sexual prejudices. It treats everybody miserably. What happened to this state? Rising rents, astronomical home prices, traffic congestion, homelessness. I remember growing up in California in the fifties, life was better. Orange groves lined the freeways. YouRead more about The Golden State[...]

The Limes

The Limes

by Rudy Ruiz I had taken to drawing limes ever since the Sunday my father announced his latest business scheme at Grandma Fina’s kitchen table. After my parents had retreated across the border to Matamoros, it was typically the only day of the week that I saw them and my little brother. I’d hoped myRead more about The Limes[...]

Baby Head

Baby Head

by Heath Dollar Johnny Benton, in his cowboy hat, starched jeans, and boots with a walking heel, parked his truck alongside the state highway, stepped across a bar ditch, and headed toward the gate of Baby Head Cemetery. The cemetery, which was situated beneath a rugged hill of pink granite and Texas scrub, was allRead more about Baby Head[...]

Gashlycrumb Primer:  A Re-Story by Brendon Vayo

Gashlycrumb Primer: A Re-Story by Brendon Vayo

Gashlycrumb Primer: A Re-Story “Class,” said Mr. Principal. We barely heard him, we creaked so loud in our desks. Mr. Principal, with his sad, blue eyes, only clasped his hands to deliver bad news. “I’m afraid to say, something awful happened to Kate.” “An axe,” said Prue. From forehead to calves, veins swam under herRead more about Gashlycrumb Primer: A Re-Story by Brendon Vayo[...]