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Covers

Issue 13

September 1, 2017 barkingsycamores 0

[Image description: The cover of Barking Sycamores Issue 13. The background is dark forest green, with “Barking Sycamores” printed up the left side in large purple-grey serif capital letters. In the same font and color, the […]

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A.J. Odasso

TIMEPIECE, A.J. Odasso

August 20, 2017 barkingsycamores 0

Timepiece by A.J. Odasso You put your watch— worn, Timex, cheap— in my hand. I was nine. You said, “Listen, those oil drums behind the garage are about to blow.” The coil of my digits […]

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Creators

STOLEN FIRE, Wendi White

August 19, 2017 barkingsycamores 0

Stolen Fire by Wendi White Each of us, turning a key, flipping a switch, uses the energy of 89 slaves. — Andrew Nikiforuk You said, dear Father, that Monticello could not keep its fields plowed, […]

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A.J. Odasso

FIREFLIES GONE, A.J. Odasso

August 17, 2017 barkingsycamores 0

Fireflies Gone by A.J. Odasso My grandmother wrapped me in rouge one cacophonous October, told me my father had worn the same dress. Tomboyish as Red, I asked if she wished Dad had been a […]

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Creators

TIME’S ARROW, Wendi White

August 16, 2017 barkingsycamores 0

Time’s Arrow by Wendi White After Piedra de Sol I search for an instant alive as a bird, through which I can fly beyond the courtyard of climbing vines, the fig tree bursting, the pomegranate […]

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PAINT BY NUMBERS, Shana Wolstein

August 15, 2017 barkingsycamores 0

Paint by Numbers by Shana Wolstein I’m anxious about my anxiety and even though the catalyst never happened the energy I had saved without an outlet is now spilling out of my joints like combustion, […]

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Art

KEEP OUT, Kevin Zepper

August 14, 2017 barkingsycamores 0

[Image description: A landscape oriented image showing an abandoned building. It has a slanted metal roof mottled with brown rust patches. The building itself has walls of greyish-white and is surrounded by trees and tall, […]

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RECONNAISSANCE, Wendi White

August 13, 2017 barkingsycamores 0

Reconnaissance by Wendi White At times I glimpse their shadows shifting between the trees shorn of leaves. Befeathered, bemused, they wait and watch. Four hundred years later in the half light of solstice, they waver […]

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REVISIONS, H.D. Grogan

August 12, 2017 barkingsycamores 0

Revisions by H.D. Grogan He changed the past every time he went back. Everyone always said not to, but he couldn’t help himself. Sometimes he argued with her decision to leave, other times he swore […]

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