Bonus Content

Mario Kart 64 simulation of a joyride on the Los Angeles freeway by Tom Kelly

by JHow February 20, 2018

Editorial intern Nick Hansen on today’s bonus short: Tom Kelly’s commentary on societal trends and his zany portrayal of everyday life draw the reader into a wonderfully anarchic world in […]

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Mushing by Mary Jones

by JHow January 27, 2018

Associate fiction editor Krys Malcolm Belc on today’s bonus story: In “Mushing,” Mary Jones has created a narrator who is ready to visit the Alaska of dreams: an incredible place […]

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Boys Are Always Trying by Patrick Kindig

by JHow December 7, 2017

Associate editor John LaPine on today’s bonus poem: Patrick Kindig’s poem is a vital inquisition into masculine self-expression. Why do we change? Who are we to think we can try […]

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The Ascension by Allison Pinkerton

by JHow November 20, 2017

Associate fiction editor Krys Malcolm Belc on today’s bonus short-short: A teenage heartthrob/savior. A collective pack-of-fans narrator bent on winning his adoration, young women who communicate through glances and social […]

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Shaking Hands with Idi Amin by Sari Fordham

by JHow November 7, 2017

Shaking Hands With Idi Amin My mother stands in the Entebbe Airport, a daughter on each side. It is January 1978 and Idi Amin has been up to his usual […]

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Mixed White/Filipino poet Anthony Sutton Accepts that He Is Often Read As “Latina” And Then Interrogates the Basic Notion of “Passing” by Anthony Sutton

by JHow October 31, 2017

Mixed White/Filipino poet Anthony Sutton Accepts that He Is Often Read As “Latina” And Then Interrogates the Basic Notion of “Passing” PN volunteer Mariel Murray on today’s bonus poem: In […]

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Textbook Endings by Kelsey Englert

by JHow October 23, 2017

PN’s editor-in-chief Jennifer A. Howard on today’s bonus story: Kelsey Englert’s flash feels important and timely: for teachers, readers, writers, people living in this too-often ugly world. Who among us […]

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Our Last Weekend in Savannah by Anna Weaver and Stephen “Doc” Hutchings [text version]

by JHow August 29, 2017

Our Last Weekend in Savannah We walked on sidewalks heaved by roots, stepping over the cracks with the quick feet of people who have forgotten they should not fall in […]

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Our Last Weekend in Savannah by Anna Weaver and Stephen “Doc” Hutchings

by JHow August 28, 2017

PN’s Jacqueline Boucher on today’s bonus spoken-word poem: With “Our Last Weekend in Savannah,” Weaver and Hutchings have achieved a kind of symbiosis. Neither Weaver’s quiet, meditative poetry, nor Hutchings’ […]

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In Bloom by Jen Hahn Nielsen

by JHow August 24, 2017

In Bloom 1. When asked invisibility or telekinesis?, I respond invisibility, but what I really want to say is knowing when: not knowing when I will die (this has long […]

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