Literature

“Take Me out to the Ballgame,” and Other Poems by K.T. Slattery

This week Trasna is pleased to feature the work of K.T. Slattery. A native of Tennessee, who now lives in the West of Ireland, Slattery is a familiar with Transatlantic crossings. “My biggest regret / Moving across the wide ocean- / I missed that glorious day / Red Sox World Champions!!!!” We commend Slattery not…

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Night Roller Coaster

New fiction from David Daniel Night Roller Coaster By David Daniel The red T-Bird bled through the darkness, Hayden hunched over the steering wheel. The digital speedometer showed 83 mph. I was riding shotgun. If we hit anything, Hayden at least had something to hang onto, probably flatten his face,…

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Boarding School Blues, chapter 4

Boarding School Blues By Louise Peloquin Chapter 4: Au revoir! Blanche knew how important it was to keep abreast of the news. Her parents made reading the press and listening to radio broadcasts part of the daily routine. Social agitation characterized the summer of ’65. Vietnam war protests were spreading…

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Norman Mailer Remembered

Norman Mailer Remembered By David Daniel A while back, in one of my classes, I mentioned Norman Mailer. Several students chorused:  “Who’s Norman Mailer?”  Which surprised me. This is a class at the state university. I thought for a moment, and said, “He’s a thinking man’s Bukowski.” This got nods.…

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Boarding School Blues, chapter 3

Boarding School Blues By Louise Peloquin Chapter 3: Readying Summer was coming to an end and back-to-school preparation topped Maman’s agenda. Blanche helped her mother take the inventory of the leftover school supplies. How many number two pencils, ball point pens, erasers, copybooks, loose-leaf sheets and folders could they salvage…

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