Monthly Archives: July 2012

Submission Period is now open

Now that Issue #2 is out there, it is time to start thinking about #3. Our submission period re-opened this week, so be sure to send us your best nonfiction, fiction and poetry.

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Oops! Here’s the link to #2!

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Tom Sheehan on “Stealing from the Dead”

Writer Tom Sheehan talks about his piece, Stealing from the Dead:

 

History speaks to me as I compose at the computer, where much of the past comes at me in sly or outright vivid images. As a youngster, I was one of the “coin lifters” that took part in the baseline of the story, “Stealing from the Dead,” slipping out a bedroom window to a porch roof, onto my favorite tree and into the dark with some pals. We went out to “free up” coins placed into cement steps by an elderly man that we believed did it for our benefit. He never yelled at us, never squawked to police and often we could smell coffee in the air and swore we could see the light of a cigarette coming from his porch well above our work center on his steps. That time is more than three quarters of a century ago.

 

And it was my daughter who started the pumpkin fad at the cemetery many years ago, and is near total recollection as developed in the story.

 

All else in the story is manufactured from these incidents.

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