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RUNAWAY PARADE ISSUE FIFTY, JUNE 16, 2013

freeze \ˈfrēz\ v. 1. a. to become congealed into ice by cold b. to solidify as a result of abstraction of heat c.to withstand freezing <the bread freezes well> 2. to become chilled with cold 3. to adhere solidly by or as if by freezing <pressure caused the metals to freeze> 4. to become fixed or motionless; especially : to become incapable of acting or speaking 5. to become clogged with ice

Source: Merriam Webster Dictionary

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The Quietest Room In The World
JUSTIN ENGLES
Poem :In the photograph I keep of her she is sitting on the floor balancing an infant on her knee. She looks up at the camera, happy enough but a trace of surprise— to find herself cradling this young animal.

Rudiments of Visit
JINA SONG
Poem:Rain stops
at summer mid-afternoon,
a red balloon sailing away.

What We Talk About When
We Talk About Death
PALOMA PACHECO
Nonfiction: My grandmother sits at home, between hospital visits, writing, recording, putting the day’s events to paper—to rest.

Amelie
OKSANA PROKOPENKO
Mixed Media Collage


Thinking Cap

EMILY DUNNE

Acrylic on Canvas

The Void She Dug with a Shovel
VICTORIA FITZGERALD
Poem:Spring bounced off her skin,
her eyes couldn’t remember the color of dandelions.
“I can’t remember what the grass feels like” she’d say.
She couldn’t overcome the frost
the seasons were lost within her.
Quite Unlike A Cucumber
MICAH ZEVIN
Poem:When you bite me, you say I taste like
pickles and I tell you if you dip me in water
and freeze me I would shrivel or stop breathing
so you say you’d dip me in Raita, Indian style
Getting Along
DAVID GRABOWSKI
Fiction: We were driving along the coastline, east of the high-brow neighborhood where the Clements lived. It was a strange kind of afternoon; everything oscillated between cool and a thick humidity. The few trees lining the coastline - most had been brought down for a better view of the ocean - stood still.
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