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“Ghost world” by Lorette C. Luzajic

for Svetlana The artist’s house is an electric still life: a jumble of jetsam, flickering with clues to other worlds and time. She rearranges her collection like assemblage, bringing objects together for a brief encounter while she furiously paints the spirit of their ensemble. You have lost track of what she is telling you because of a cupboard blooming blue…

“From The Laurel Flower” by Jonathan Cardew

After several visits to the tennis courts, I fall in love with the new girl from Greece. I don’t think it’s love at first; I don’t immediately want to kiss her or anything. It’s just the slow way she goes about things. It’s her dark hair and eyes, and her accent—a fusion of Greek and Yorkshire. We start smoking cigarettes—and…

“Altered Persona” by Thaddeus Rutkowski

Each night, I put on my costume—a long cloth neck, two stubby horns, a patchwork quilt, and stilts—and went out to forage for leaves. I needed a long neck to reach the topmost morsels. But my neck wasn’t going to get any longer from stretching it. No, I understood Darwinian theory. Creatures with long necks didn’t get those appendages by…