Wisecracks & Poems
(vol. 24, no. 2, summer 2012)

[stories, short-shorts, poems]

The Sled: A Cautionary Tale, Robert Funge, viii

Out of Doodyville, James Penha, 1

Looking at Oaks in Early April, James Scruton, 2

The Weisenheimer, Erika Hoffman, 3

Fish Frown, Pat Tompkins, 8

Stand Up, Peter E. Murphy, 9

Yellow Rose of Texas, Lenny Lianne, 11

The Pirates of Finance, Janis Butler Holm, 13

Consider the Avocado, Judith Overmier, 15

Compliment, Matthew J. Spireng, 16

The Raven, Nancer Ballard, 17

Two Clerihews for Feminists, Judith Saunders, 38

The Spyder, Elizabeth Creith, 39

Yes, No, and Maybe, Lucy Fuchs, 40

Vitamin Weird, M.V. Montgomery, 41

Values Clarification: Taking the Annual Ethics Test at the Office, Susan Terris, 43

Memo: To, Shannon Connor Winward, 45

Dialectic, Leonard H. Roller, 46

Numb Fingers Waiting, Marvin Thrasher, 47

Almost Aphorisms, Fern G. Z. Carr, 50

And So the Joke Goes, Cynthia Atkins, 51

Standard Questions (at the Reading), Sandra Berris, 53

Boneyard, John Savoie, 55

Best-Selling T-Shirts for Dogs, Lisa Alexander Baron, 56

Premise: Communications, 57

Dingbat Cipher, 58

Cover photograph: “What lips my lips have kissed”

by Kathleen Gunton