Criticism. Essay. Fiction. Science. Weather.
1A piece removed. 2Come eat it.
Or don't. 3Wine, Shoulder, Bolt, Socket. 4Mothbombs 5On the road with your only soul. 6One woman's trash is another woman's treasure 7Aliens! Right here in America! 8It's not as crazy as it sounds
or, music is as music does 91) Sign.
2) Hope for the best. 10A friendship in a bottle. 11A five-year-old tries his hand at action adventure. 12Will the circle be unbroken. 1390ways' first Quaterly Review rages on:
2 samples of Fiction. 14Muscles and fat.
A thin layer of sweat. 15Fiction goes serial.
Part 1 has sex and drugs.
You know you want to stay tuned. 16Our fiction serial concludes to cure your
vertigo from last week's cliff-hanger. 17An iced-out 21-speed sensation: The Moves are
all up on your handlebars. 18We're all in this together.
Except those bastards in administration. 19Jilted, laughed at,
and in the air. 20Swirling and swirling... 21You can't make yourself like them, but you have to pretend because they are your family. 22How well do jewel cases retain odor?
About as well as you stink. 23It's black and white. It's old world.
It's photo time. 24Piggy calls, wanting to sell you insurance.
This is what's on the other end of the line. 25A long pause, then, 26Fiction's Second Qaurterly Review
can speak Italian. 27It's only bread, after all. 28It's job search time at 90ways. 29George W. Bush's resting heart rate and a bum in a green sweater. 30Antique weaponry and teenage angst.
Together at last. 31One-hundred-fifty-three syllables
of October fun. 32there is only
self 33She's cold to the touch.
Cold and pebbly. 34Gut-wrenching love.
And wallabies. 35Building a habit out of ivies and orange flowers. 36A 90ways exclusive sneak peak at the
new and groundbreaking Alphabet Book. 37Type it with one hand and
see what happens 38A face any susbsitence farmer could love. 39The Quarterly Review: read it again for the third time. 40For every task, someone is the best.
Sometimes that's impressive. 41I didn't get a computer;
I moved to Indiana. 42A piece removed. 4390ways has new concerns about identity theft. Lock up the children and your sense of self. 44time. eyes. deep sighs. 45I know there's a place 4690 stars are born. 47I had to ask. 48It's about sex.
But isn't that always the way with classical music? 49The epistolary form in the 21st century.
Complete with neuroses and unpunctuation. 50There is no end to the party. 51Rockin to the sweet sounds of prepared food. 52Of or pertaining to. 53Including spaces, this blurb is 90 characters. Ways, words, characters. It is a leitmotif. 54Minnesota. Miami. Poetry in 90ways' Fiction.
It's the best of all worlds. 55It lives and breathes and is hungry for carnival food. 56A piece removed. 57The curtain is being pulled back... 58Up in the Fiction house! It's a bird. It's a plane.
It's an illustralogue! 59The hat, in all honesty, is a private matter. 60Putting up with all the doth. 6190words strike terror into the hearts of the longwinded. 62Return of the illustralogue! 63Take one down, pass it around,
blow your nose. 64A piece removed. 65The First Quarterly Review wants
you to meet its little friend. 66From our servers to your ear buds!
It's misguided enthusiasm, in podcast form! 67Questions for the man himself.
Plus, the podcast adventure continues. 68No one would ever use Starbucks
to define their identity. Right... 69Don't you remember the rose clipped under my windshield wiper like a butterfly under a pin? 70Oh, it's nothing.
Oh, it's life-threatening disease. 71It's not you. It's me.
And my Eurasian captors.
72Root, root, root for the brisk
sale of anything possible. 73Look within the very bowels of the soul.
Or at least your mother. 74We're not strangers any more. 75He knows of what he speaks. 76I find that often times I'm quite
mature enough to enjoy a few beverages. 77He is licking me.
I don't like it one bit. 78Our favorite stuff is coming 'round the mountain, again. 79A wooden-back brush and a homemade bowl of oatmeal. 80A man's home is his... 81Fack to the Buture. 82This dude pulled back on his nose
and mucus and unleashed a city. 83The polls are in. 93% of respondents do not approve of the monkeybone lodged in their lower lip 84Like a thirsty man in the desert 85Taxpayer dollars wasted on broken egg. News at eleven. 86She loves her red octopus.
She will chew it to death. 87Bubbling, gurgling, fighting a moment to stay afloat. 88Molting our pasts into the air... 89The Return of 90 Words 90It comes but once a... ever. 91Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, the end of the Fiscal Quarter. 92The 540 word circle is now unbroken. 93An emptying out of the animus, perceived as tranquility
94All roads lead to South Dakota. Or at least the I-90 does, anyway. 95He laid down his whittling knife and he and his brother took up arms in rage. 96Drinking manhattans made with a good bourbon, and strong. 97Living white and pudgy, I never expected much for myself. Now, I could tell that was true. 98A few gestural lines towards the thought of death. 99Rest in peace.
I know I will. 100And then we played baseball and then we played army and then we were best friends. 101We torn holes in sheets and became ghosts for each other's pleasures. 102I looked at the pictures of you, twenty years old,
sometimes skinny and sometimes your face a soft moon.
103Fingers clutching little trinkets of the day... 104All roads lead to South Dakota. Or at least the I-90 does, anyway. 105Everywhere signs of an interstice arriving. 106What you see and what you believe are two different things. 107It was as if a million literary ghosts poured from its pages, moaning to be set free. 108So what if too many times we have been here, both
lost in our machinations...
Field Trip Permission Slip For A School With One Or More Feral Students
I grant permission for my child to accompany the student body of Sunny Day Elementary School on a field trip to the Happy Goat Dairy Farm and Petting Zoo on June 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
I understand that my child will be riding a city school bus or a reinforced Animal Control Containment Vehicle to and from the Happy Goat Dairy Farm and Petting Zoo.
I will not let my child wear loose clothing, sparkly jewelry or anything red on the day of the trip.
I will, as necessary, swaddle my child in as much cloth wrapping as is necessary to protect against bodily accident while on the trip.
I understand that my child may be restrained with cattle prods, tranquilizers, ropes, and/or muzzles.
I will not allow my child to bring mace, tasers, choke collars, whips/crops or other instruments of obedience/torture on the trip. I will remember that if my child has a problem with one of her peers, she was trained by Sir James Whippershit in September and is well versed in "Big Cat Evasion Tactics," which are suitable for eluding all Sunny Day students. I will instill in my child a flight response as the surest way to safeguard her life. It might be a good idea for me to recite Sunny Day's Safety Mantra with my child the night before the trip: "Don't fight or bite. Flee to a tree. Call for Gregor the 300 pound Lithuanian wrestler with thick skin whom the school keeps on staff for just such occasions."
I understand that a team of French scientists will be traveling with the children to study some of our special needs students for their upcoming paper, "Ardenne Wolf Boy and his successors: biological roots of civilization and primitivism."
I will provide a bag lunch for my child or, if not possible, contact Sunny Day's lunch program to arrange for a lunch for my child. One way or another, I will feed my child the day of the trip so that my child will not dismember and eat any of the animals of the Happy Goat Dairy Farm and Petting Zoo. I acknowledge that last year the staff of Sunny Day Elementary had to deal with an untenable number of complaints from the Happy Goat Dairy Farm and Petting Zoo about missing or wounded sheep and piglets and will do my part to make this year's trip more amicable.
At the same time, I acknowledge that my child cannot feed her peers at any time during the trip. Some Sunny Day students are on extremely specialized diets or have food allergies. Others become aggressive and predatory at the smell or sight of food. My child will eat only when and where she is told to do so. As trivial as this can seem, I continue to work with my child to stress the grave nature of lunchtime at Sunny Day.
I understand that my child may be stalked and mauled by one of her peers and that Sunny Day bears no responsibility for such an eventuality.
I understand that my child is responsible for following Sunny Day's rules of behavior and decorum during the entire trip.
__Check here if you can chaperone the trip.
__Check here if you have farming, wrangling, bullfighting or big game hunting experience.