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by David Huddle

Soon after Ben dies Maura makes up her first Morbid Multiple Choice question: God is A) a hoax, B) a monster, C) confused, D) sadistic. Ben is/was her brother. He likes the question. He’s already giving her grief about it. “Why isn’t there a positive option?” he demands. “What’s there for the guy who’s certain God’s hand guided him to buy the winning lottery ticket? The lady who loves God because of her goldfish?”

“‘Confused’ is there for those folks,” Maura tells him. “‘Confused’ is a perfectly good option for the Godophiles among us.” She steps outside then. Where she can keep a...

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Poetry Pick


by Nick Neely

Once, in Northern California, she and I were walking through a redwood park with old growth trees, when we heard something up a side canyon, a kind of whispering. Curious, we walked up the draw along a deer trail and discovered a wildfire burning unannounced in the forest, a line of flame hardly wider than my hand. It was windless and quiet—not even the sound of wrens—and the fire was moving a few inches at a time. You could stand there and watch it come forward as if it were creeping on its belly, and I remember thinking: Even a newt could outrun this.

There is canyon next to my...

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Boston Book Festival

Another great Boston Book Festival! Every year I wonder if this will be the time we get torrential rain, but no, we escaped again. The weather was beautiful, the crowd was...

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Harvard Book Store Warehouse Weekend

The Harvard Book Store Warehouse Sale begins this weekend at 14 Park Street, Somerville. We'll be there, along with more than 30 of New England's small presses and journals,...

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