Runaway Parade
     
RUNAWAY PARADE ISSUE EIGHT, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

decoy \dē-koi\ 1. n. A bird or mammal, or an imitation of one, used by hunters to attract other birds or mammals: "a decoy duck" 2. v. Lure or entice (a person or animal) away from an intended course, typically into a trap.

Mandate
ANTHONY CARTER
Song: There's a snarling wolf somewhere; what'd they say of wolves? They've keen ears and eyes, the pack is never far behind; that pure bloodline hawking sheepskin coats.

Wins and Losses
ANNI ZHU
Nonfiction: Would you ladies join us for a drink? Infamous last words.

For Megan on Her 27th Birthday
PATRICK METZGER
Poetry: We are standing on / an empty stair, / on a shadowed dream, / on a whispered story.


Pantof

INAS AL-SOQI
Collage-book and magazine cuttings,
11.2 x 7.5 inches

The Secret Paradise of
Mongoloid, Louisiana

KEVIN LUNA
History: It is here, apart from civilization, bereft of police or taxes, and peacefully among their crocodile neighbors, that they set up a small water paradise unbeknownst to the White Man for over 100 years.

Solomon
Head of Troy I
AMY STIEGLER
Digital Photograph taken in Prague, Czech Republic.

Decoy Royale
ERIN LYNN
Poetry: When I heard that the fair prince was spotted / Husbanding in the west midlands, / I wondered whether there were more of us.
Every Which Way But Forward
ELYSSE PREPOSI
Nonfiction: I was probably just grateful for the quiet, the stillness of the night and the freedom of not knowing what was going to happen next.

False Friends
GINA MASSENO
Graphite and Watercolor
9 x 12 inches

Decoy
TESS CUTLER
Familiar Essay: Two nights ago, I'm talking to Daniel Michrowski, an Alaskan fisherman, and I tell him I don't know what decoy means. Daniel's talking about duck hunting, how decoys are just distractions, fake female ducks, tactically situated, for the first sucker that waddles on by.

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