TQ4 Prose Open Contest


Ode to the Stairs by Andrea Witzke Slot

  Rectangular boatplanks plopped, nestled, and nailed by builders now decades dead, foot-perpendicular-by-foot-perpendicular, like the staves of the somewhere-coffins of the three families that once moved up and down these same dropped beams of oak —families I never knew —children I never held —their echoed calls transposed into a music […]


Please tell us why you are not Highly Satisfied (A Series of Open Letters) by Jack Martin

  1. Dear President Romney, “For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.” –Erwin Schrodinger The truth surrounds us. Forget beauty. Form follows function. Visa is versa. Give me your hand. Now […]