The Fable of the Squirrel by John Ronan Around 1842, before clear cutting, When such events as I’m about to describe Were still possible in that age of miracles— Barnum’s Thumb, Mormons, countless Cures, There […]
The Devil in Boston by A.J. Odasso After Leonard Cohen’s “Satan in Westmount” Here, he becomes she— or neither. Both, all shades between, cannily suit. Satan strolls Charles Street in motorcycle boots, denim, and flannel, […]
Our cover artist for Issue 12 is Alex Duensing, who offers his work “When I Squint My Eyes, I Can Nearly See the Future.” We’ve included his bio here. According to the Many-Worlds Interpretation of […]
[Image description: The cover of Barking Sycamores Issue 12. Near the right edge of the cover is a painting featuring the face of a dark-skinned person, floating in a background of triangular shapes colored metallic […]
What We’re Actually Afraid Of by Alex Clark At the moment, a war in Syria sends hundreds of thousands of its citizens pouring over the borders of countries that have been hesitant in their acceptance […]
Shaman by Ron Riekki I’m a star sometimes, good at blinking in the night.
[Image description: A landscape oriented image with a light beige background, bordered with a blue frame. In each corner is a triangle, bright red with a blue irregularly-shaped design. In the middle of the image […]