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Table of Contents
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Stories & Essays
'57 Chevy
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By Gary Moshimer
A Visit to India From America...
_ By Shubha Venugopal
Calista Flockhart and the MySpace Hoax
_ By Michael Frissore
Recollections and Revelations
_ By Elizabeth Harbaugh
Springtime Visits
_ By Phyllis Link
Stupendous Stew
_ By Malerie Yolen-Cohen
The Genius
_ By Ray Templeton
The Stranger Below
_ By Sam Vargo
Truant
_ By Louise Norlie
Vacation
_ By Dan Devine
Vegetarian Rage
_ By John A. Ward
What Might Pass Between Them
_ By Alexandra Leake

Poetry
A Glutton For Truth
_ By Richard Fein
A Question of Proper Form
_ By Richard Fein
Boiler Man
_ By Leland Jamieson
Horizons
_ By Davide Trame
Lioness In Miniature
_ By Grace M. Murray
Outdone
_ By Pete Lee
Real Life Elocution
_ By Richard Fein
Rewriting An Ending
_ By Rumit Pancholi
September
_ By Tim Shell
Seven Ways of Looking at a Full Moon
_ By Naiya Wright
Shalom
_ By Jeanne Hugoe-Matthews
Sideways
_ By Kristine Ong Muslim
Spirit
_ By Patrick Frank
The Empty Spaces After You
_ By Rumit Pancholi
Thesaurus
_ By Ed Higgins
Uncle Zebulon
_ By J.R. Salling

Art & Photography
Dora Calo
Robert Carter
Noah Erkes
Andrew Patsalou
Saulius
Filip Wierzbicki

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Uncle Zebulon
By J.R. Salling


Secure in the tenancy
of our attic,
Uncle Zeb explores at night,
the notorious raps
and loud knockings
of his knees
pinpointing his movements.

When I cannot sleep
he sometimes tries to teach me
how to fashion flies
for the venerable carp of Chantilly,
or how to dig trenches
that mustard gas will never find.

He speaks of early morning raids
on piles of broken crockery
and pickle jars.
Or describes the crying mastiff
who came between him
and a shell still ticking.

But he never speaks
of the Alsatian girl,
angelic in white,
who delivered the love potion
that made a ghost of him.

Whenever I mention it,
he returns at once
to the attic.

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J.R. SALLING is an antiquarian bookseller specializing in the history of science and medicine, a fact sometimes reflected in his written work, more often not. In addition to Antithesis Common, his writings have appeared in Pindeldyboz, Flashquake, Eyeshot, Eclectica, Thieves Jargon, Monkey Bicycle, Ten Thousand Monkeys, T-Zero, Word Riot, Mad Hatters' Review, Rose & Thorn, Bewildering Stories, Champagne Shivers, Poor Mojo's Almanac, Southern Gothic, Smokebox, Gator Springs Gazette, Opium Magazine, and Slow Trains.

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