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Mouths 4: Returning

"Mouths," by Daniel Boscaljon; art by Aaron Gillespie

“Mouths” is a fiction story presented in installments. Look for a new chapter each Monday morning throughout the summer. Mouths IV: Returning I return to my building, using the carport. It’s rented by 2B, but I don’t care anymore. I don’t want the old woman to roast. It’s close to 4 p.m. now. My mouths […]

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Mouths 3: Feeding

“Mouths” is a fiction story presented in installments. Look for a new chapter each Monday morning throughout the summer. Mouths III: Feeding They say that you get used to any noise if you live with it for long enough: jackhammers, sirens, alarms. Clocks ticking. Water dripping. I doubt if I will ever become comfortable with […]

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Mouths 2: Hiding

Mouths by Daniel Boscaljon; art by Aaron Gillespie

“Mouths” is a fiction story presented in installments. Look for a new chapter each Monday morning throughout the summer. Mouths II: Hiding I wake from dark dreams to the nightmarish sound of the mouths moving in an alien uniformity. The teeth scraping together with regular precision sound like gears. Their moans are not human. I […]

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Mouths 1: Awakening

Mouths by Dan Boscaljon; art by Aaron Gillespie

“Mouths” is a fiction story presented in installments. Look for a new chapter each Monday morning throughout the summer. I: Awakening I feel a sudden jolt and groggily realize that I no longer am in the green meadow with the greedy little pig. It was a dream. I stare into the silent darkness, which is […]

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The philosopher’s no-fear guide to Witching Hour

Witching Hour Downtown Iowa City — Friday, Nov. 6 & Saturday,Nov. 7 We’re now one week away from Iowa City’s upcoming Witching Hour festival, an event that promises encounters with the capital-U unknown — a tantalizing promise, especially since most festivals engage with the familiar. (That’s the more lucrative option.) Now and then we’ll travel […]

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