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What happens in Nebraska? Follow Cat Dixon’s journey across the state as she explores misconnections, unrequited love, and longing. Dixon believes what happens in Nebraska doesn’t stay in Nebraska; instead, her poems wade into the Missouri River and then launch readers into the clouds above, the ancient stars light years away, and eventually they plummet to the heartland’s cornfields where the distance between people is simultaneously vast and fleeting.
In 1976, fourteen-year-old Aiden wants to free his mother from McCall's, a psychiatric institute outside of Boston. He's certain she's not schizophrenic because he also sees ghosts. His grandpa, whose spirit visits at night, tells him he must rescue his mom from "that shower of savages" at the hospital. "Like you, she has second sight. Your grandmother's ma also had the gift. She was demonized, and we can't let that happen to your mother.” Aiden enlists the help of his nana's old-lady friends, his brother Martin, and a cat named Arthur. Aiden has the foresight to know that everything will turn out okay, even though bad things may happen. They always do. Nana's advice that life demands we "keep calm and carry on" propels him as he is challenged by tragedies, unexpected twists of fate, and the spirit world.
Bear Kosik is a playwright and author of three novels and a book on the current state of democracy in the USA. His short fiction, poetry, blogs, plays, and essays have been published in various reviews, websites, and anthologies.
A young man returns to his hometown to mourn the reasons he left. An abused spouse copes with a lifetime of bullying in identifying with the lead character from an independent film. A political prisoner is snatched from a firing squad to find himself exiled in an obscure land. A family flees the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, using magic as a tool to survive.
The Northern Line is a collection of stories about dreamers of what was mislaid, lost souls seeking redemption, sudden opportunities and missed chances. The stories are of people grappling with a world of unexpected changes, striving for stability in uncertain, and often surreal, times.
Mike Lee is a writer, editor and photographer for a labor publication in New York City. His short stories are published in many print and online publications, including Ghost Parachute, Lunate, trampset, among others. His award-winning photography has been published in Oprah Magazine, The Chief-Leader and participated in several group shows in Europe and the United States.He also blogs for Focus on the Story website: www.mleephotoart.com.
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