Seeking Shelter

Seeking Shelter

Though the library was closed, the lights had briefly blazed on, and she guessed Baker had broken in again. When Susan rushed through the front door and saw Baker, she grabbed the desk phone and shouted that she was dialing 911. Baker then fled through the side door. Then Susan called me, the librarian of this one-room rural Vermont library.

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Green Mountains Review, based at Northern Vermont University, is an annual, award-winning literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews by both well-known writers and promising newcomers.

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Tumbling Upwards

Tumbling Upwards

This conference room could be in any country, any town: a pale wooden podium, bright overhead lighting, an army of white-clothed tables and a carpet with loud corporate swirls. The difference is with the babies.

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3 Poems

3 Poems

I Have Been a Liar

I have lied, a cowardly man,

a lover of your kind; merely in mind;

movie-making, I have spent my seasons

coming, counting time by tissue:

quivering cock, finger-clenched, crazed.

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Infamous

Infamous

breaks the pattern of pre- fixes and suffixes not taking the stress: [in-fuh-muhs]   which makes me think: muh-fuhs as in what you muh-fuhs lookin at?   which could have been an infamous last question, given that those muh-fuhs stared at me all the...

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The Island

The Island

Owen watched Aubrey press her palm into a thick patch of speckled moss girdling the trunk of an old Douglas fir. The move was gentle and precise, how a mime might seek an invisible wall, and he couldn’t help but imagine her locked up in some dark basement, kidnapped, as he suspected she’d been as a child.

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Does Yours Have a Heart, Too?

Does Yours Have a Heart, Too?

Once there was a person who was tasked with reducing a mountain into a flat plain. For a shopping mall. For a housing development. For a prairie. For the gemstones within. They moved their family to a new home at the base of the mountain, which was tall enough to keep...

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Some Words About Proverbs

Some Words About Proverbs

I’ve played my part as tourist in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, I skipped out of the way of ring-chiming bicycles. I drank Amstel beer under an awning while an afternoon rain dotted the surface water of the Singel canal.

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