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Hot Tin Roof: Home

Hot Tin Roof

  Home By Tong Yu If I asked to hold finger and crush bone, you’d let me. Let me carry your baggage so you can walk again: Your mayonnaise-worshipping Grandmother, your Preachers passionate in their peony garden paradise Sofas, your sweet tea sticky like tar between your back Arm where the bottle fell out of […]

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Hot Tin Roof: My Rip Torn erotic fanfiction

By William G. Lantta Academy Award Nominated Actor Rip Torn stumbles around my living room like an orangutan. He’s younger than he is now, roaring off his small role in Columbia Pictures smash 1997 hit, Men In Black. He flicks on the fan to its highest setting, it seems like it will rip free of […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Village Dogs

Today, we are going to watch Judas explode. According to some reports, the Greek economy shrank by 23% between 2008 and 2013. All the popular economists stood around and scratched their chins. A world record. No one’s ever seen those numbers. Last November, the unemployment rate stood at an outstanding 28%. The homeless count went through the roof, and then off the roof as suicides littered the streets. The health care system almost shut down while black tar heroin became the new currency. Every week, protests erupted like fire in the major cities as aggressive measures were taken by the European Union. The people pleaded like dogs from the cracked and crowded sidewalks. Winter was coming, but all the coats were burned up. […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Wait

It’s time for your annual mammogram, which, in this case, is over two years since your last one. Doctors say you don’t need one every year now, although different studies come out all the time which tell you one thing, then another. You opt to pay the extra 60 dollars this time to get the touted 3-D imaging that is now offered at the University Hospital, although you debate whether it’s worth it or not. […]

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Hot Tin Roof: From the Hitchhiking Journals

Hot Tin Roof is a program to showcase current literary work produced in Iowa City. The series is organized and juried by representatives of three Iowa City-based cultural advocacy organizations: The Englert Theatre, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature and Little Village magazine. […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Seventeen

My parents don’t want me to walk the dog after dark; I tell them I’ll be back in an hour. Slide rules rule; crushes nearly crush me. I discover the body electric—how to handle high voltage. Kissing in a cave: our lips disappear but I can still feel them. Lifting the needle on the Hi-Fi to hear Side One, Track 3 of the Bookends album: “I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why.” I can’t swallow the first day of schoo […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Johnny and Martha

Hot Tin Roof

When it was time for calving John Jr and Hank would always be at the ready 24/7. Sometimes it would be young Johnny sent by Jr to fetch Hank. And sometimes Martha would ride a pony over to Jr’s place even in the middle of the night. When it was time for calving, mother nature set the schedule. And calving was serious business because it meant a new animal to add to their small herds. […]

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