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SF&D | Short, Fast, and Deadly Special Issue | [Good, Sharp, and Wisely]
ISSN (print) | 2163-0712 ISSN (online) | 2163-0704 Copyright ÂŠ 2012 by Individual Authors | All Rights Reserved
Joseph A. W. Quintela | Senior Editor
Published by Deadly Chaps Press www.deadlychaps.com www.shortfastanddeadly.com DCsf&d2012 | 0
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iii | A Note from the Editor
iv | Good Howie Good | Cryptic Endearments // Howie Good | Supermarket // Howie Good | Imaginary Landscape No. 2 // Howie Good | Imaginary Landscape No. 3
ix| Sharp Will Sharp | Untitled // Will Sharp | Aeternitatis // Will Sharp | Shelf Life // Will Sharp | Untitled
xiv | Wisely Dale Wisely | Metaphor // Dave Wisely | Television (1) // Dave Wisely | Television (2) // Dave Wisely | Television (3)
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Joseph A. W. Quintela | A Note from the Editor
Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in inter-session at SF&D and thought you might enjoy a little collection of work from three of our favorite recurrent SF&D authors. Howie Good and Dale Wisely are the dynamic duo behind White Knuckles Press and cur.ren.cy: two hot, little, online literary satellite born out of Wiselyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longstanding Right Hand Pointing (which was, I am proud to mention, the first place I ever published). Besides this, the two are both prolific writers and Good has regularly featured in SF&D since the fourth issue. Sandwiched between them is the work of Will Sharp, a fierce flash writer quite worthy of his name. We thought you might enjoy this little snack while we finish up the edits on the first full issue of SF&D Monthly, which will be available at an internet near you beginning 19 January, 2012. Now go read. New York | 2012
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Howie Good | Cryptic Endearments // Howie Good | Supermarket // Howie Good | Imaginary Landscape No. 2 // Howie Good | Imaginary Landscape No. 3
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Howie Good | Cryptic Endearments
My motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maiden name, Sternlicht, translates as starlight. An octopus has three hearts. Waves closed over me. I rang your doorbell & ran.
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Howie Good | Supermarket
The young pretty cashier ignores my hello as if under the fluorescents it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t twilight & Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not full of fireflies & unconventional notions
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Howie Good | Imaginary Landscape No. 2
Women in floating garments had been caught and carried back to a ward with locked doors. Nobody would criticize what God allowed to happen. The sun was almost gone. Guns boomed. The child queen, tall, gaunt, Lincolnesque, went home through crowded and cheering streets. Only the birds fell glumly silent. If you stop to think about it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always something else to admire about the architecture of a nest.
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Howie Good | Imaginary Landscape No. 3
Bees are sad on Wednesdays. I toss in bed, unable to fall asleep, but unwilling to get up. Almost midnight. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll soon be Wednesday again.
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Will Sharp | Untitled // Will Sharp | Aeternitatis // Will Sharp | Shelf Life // Will Sharp | Untitled
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Will Sharp | Untitled
I. like the pitted center of a halved peach. II. I eat it like watermelon
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Will Sharp | Aeternitatis All language is of a successive nature; it does not lend itself to a reason of the eternal, the intemporal. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jorge Luis Borges Black field Conjectural pond Indubitable knife Bubble of lines Mirror of light
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Will Sharp | Shelf Life
Staring into the self-facing mirrors in the produce section at HEB I multiply for eternity in an instant
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Will Sharp | Untitled
Her ass is Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largesse, and I want it more than He wants more
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Dale Wisely | Metaphor // Dale Wisely | Television (1) // Dale Wisely | Television (2) // Dale Wisely | Television (3)
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Dale Wisely | Metaphor
The force between quarks does not diminish as they are separated. So, an infinite amount of energy is required to separate them. O my beloved.
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Dale Wisely | Television (1)
Chefs are racing around a kitchen trying to make an entree out of pork brains and licorice.
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Dale Wisely | Television (2)
This guy on Fox is talking about conspiracies, crying. He believes himself.
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Dale Wisely | Television (3)
The candidate has kids, hunts, fishes, and has your values, unlike his opponent who eats babies and voted for higher taxes.
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