Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Tag: Terrible Twosdays

“The Postscript” by Melissa Ostrom

On the last day of November, Chip spent his hour commute composing a suicide letter in his head, absently passing pokey sedans, picturing his boss’s face when the dickhead heard about the tragedy . . .

“JR and His Shadow” by Kimisha Thompson-Hitchins

While walking to the playground one afternoon, JR practiced his road safety by stopping at every stop sign he saw. He would chime, “Red says stop,” while he looked left, then right, and a second continue, “Green means go.” And so JR went through the neighborhood obeying the stop signs and exploring each drain . . .


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