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“The Wit of the Staircase”

by Kathleen Rooney

McSorley’s Old Ale House is the oldest Irish pub in New York City. What kind of old? They claim they opened in 1854. What kinds of ale? Two: light and dark.


“Why Do You Stay in the Drab Midwest?”

by Marjorie Stelmach

Do you mean to ask me, “Why this lack
of wanderlust, this stark un-risk?”
True, there are more defensible options.


“First Wife”

by Todd James Pierce

No one thinks it funny
when I introduce my wife
as my first wife,
not even when I explain
that I have not been married
before.

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