Monthly Archives: March 2011

Short Fiction Series: “Red State Blues” by E.M. Schorb

Red State Blues by E.M. Schorb Enola Gay opened the doors of the Battle Flag at nine, but now, near noon, I’m still perched on a cushioned stool in an empty roadhouse in a nowhere crossroads named Downy, outside Atlanta, … Continue reading

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What You Ought To Know

The Coming Crisis of Future Food Prices: “Food Interviews, Food Interviews, Food Interviews” By Liam Hysjulien In a new series, As It Ought To Be will be providing semimonthly updates on different topics ranging from literature to food policies. This … Continue reading

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DOROTHY VISITS THE CYCLONE IN THE CONVALESCENCE HOME FOR NATURAL DISASTERS by Amorak Huey “The cyclone had set the house down very gently – for a cyclone – in the midst of a country of marvelous beauty.” – L. Frank … Continue reading

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Capital Crime

Capital Crime By John Unger Zussman Last month, I posted an inside view of the American corrections system by Mark Unger. Today, I examine another aspect of our criminal justice system—the death penalty—with a preview of the documentary, No Tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Andreas Economakis

“Size Matters” by Andreas Economakis Part 2 (click here for Part 1 of “Size Matters,” or visit the 3/14/11 issue of AIOTB) I hobbled toward my bike, fishing the keys out of my jacket pocket.  One look at the hard … Continue reading

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from PHANTOM HOUR by James Meetze I want to be ferried from this world to whatever beyond. I will not pay the ferryman’s tax. I want a tether to this life’s treasures, to remember each name and address, each ingot … Continue reading

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LOST by Ann Pibel One heart murmur, seen last with virginity on the corner of Watson Drive and University Avenue, 1983. Needed for poem about the loose doorway between chambers where ex-lovers wait. If found, please handle with care— wrap … Continue reading

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