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Ray Scanlon | May Day

Crossing a street, one kind of person trots to acknowledge a stopped driver's consideration. The other kind seizes his right of way and slackens his swagger, taunting the delayed car. I see both as khaki-trousered teens traverse their high school campus. I memorize the laughing girl and boy holding hands who break into awkward skipping, oblivious to me, the huge elephant-grey pinfeathered beech, and the gentle rain.

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SF&D | August [Dear ________,]  
SF&D | August [Dear ________,]  

The August issue of Short, Fast, and Deadly features a theme section with epistolary poems and prose and six new works by Parker Tettleton.