Opossum Day

The opossum was obviously dead. The boys each poked the body with their toes. Ed picked up a stick lying at his feet and jabbed at the opossum’s head, pushing back the lips to reveal its teeth. Chris looked up at Ed from the other side of the circle they made around the body. Chris…

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Ralph Pennel

Ralph Pennel is the author of A World Less Perfect for Dying In (Cervena Barva Press, 2015). His writing has appeared in The Cape Rock, Open to Interpretation, Monologues From the Road, and various other journals in the U.S. and abroad. Ralph teaches poetry at Bentley University and has been a guest lecturer at Emerson College. He is a founding editor and the fiction editor for the online literary magazine, Midway Journal (www.midwayjournal.com). Ralph Pennel lives and writes in Somerville, Massachusetts, and was a finalist for the Poet Laureate of Somerville in 2014.

Brian Demers

Brian is a graduate of the Art Institute with a BA in game art and design. Currently, he is a project manager for Electronic Arts. He prefers to work in ink. You can find his portfolio at http://briandemers.darkfolio.com or http://baconworm.deviantart.com.

First Featured In: No. 3, winter 2015

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