Runaway Parade
     
RUNAWAY PARADE ISSUE NINETEEN, FEBRUARY 16, 2012

bravado \brəˈvädō\ n. 1. a. defiant or swaggering behavior b. a pretense of courage; a false show of bravery. 2. a disposition toward showy defiance or false expressions of courage.


After Paolo Uccello's
Battaglia di San Romano

HILLARY GIACOMELLI
Etching with Aquatint

parade ground

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Mellie
JUDITH CHRIQUI
Fiction: John’s heart didn’t know whether to beat faster or slower: faster, at the thrill of Mellie’s being, or slower, for the calm she brought him, a calm so profound it could frighten any ocean into standing still.

The Big Ditch
SARAH KING
Nonfiction: Things usually worked themselves out for Matthew Joseph, whose tenacious will and uncanny ability to adapt allowed him to float through life with impeccable timing.

Coward
TESS CUTLER
Poem: My darling little niece, tender age of four, is afraid to poo. / “It’s the smell,” my sister says. “The smell scares her.”


Trail Crew
GWEN RUELLE
Fiction: I pushed away daydreams of Greg professing his love to one of his topless crew leaders and getting a fat lip or black eye in return.

Strongman
HANA FRUCHTENICHT
Ink on Paper

Ranch Hand
KEVIN RUELLE
Charcoal on Paper

 

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