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Big Muddy 14.1

Cover Photo:

Bradley Phillips, Missouri

Cover Design:

Lilly Bange

Big Muddy 14.1

Editor

Dr. Susan Swartwout

Assistant Editor

Lilly Bange
Carrie Walker

Publishing Interns

Elizabeth G. Johnson
Sarah Jane Hodge
Nicole Larson
Nevada Lewis
Jessica Pisciotta

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Contents

Contest Winners

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest
“What Happened to Laura?” by Robert Garner McBrearty

Mighty River Short Story Contest
“The Cainine Cure” by Catherine Browder

Fiction

Matthew Sissom
Mud Ballad

Becky Browder
Unconditional

Tricia Currans-Sheehan
The Suburban Hotel 1965

Elyse Schuler-Cruz
Sister Mary

Katherine Kipp
The Facebook Babies

Leesa Williams
Gourmet

Paul Pekin
Dies Irae

James Ulmer
Pine Straw

Poetry

C. D. Albin
Ciero Jack Remembers Tom Cochran’s Boy

Jim Daniels
Crooked Teeth
Spanning

Richard Cecil
Home Thoughts from Abroad

James O. Ferrugia
The Calling

John Samuel Tieman
Word

David Gross
Little Egypt

Marlene VanderWiel
Golddust

Robert Parham
FROM, TO

Paul Stroble
Settlement
The Emigrant

Geo. Staley
After 39 Years

James Valvis
Trails Are Trials

John P. Kristofco
Painters

Paul Felsch
Plain Visions

Mark Christhilf
The Riverman FinkWatches a Steamboat

Leslie Brower
Flood Warning

Katherine A. Baskin
The Chester Bridge

Reviews

Joshua Owens reviews:
Casanova, Mary. Frozen. University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Paper, 248 pp. Hardcover, $16.95.

Manheim, Mary H. Bone Remains: Cold Cases in Forensic Anthropology. Louisiana State University Press, 2013. Cloth. 123 pp., $26.95.

Dixon Hearne reviews:
Armand, David. Harlow. Texas Review Press, 2013. $16.95.

Emily Dillner reviews:
Wright Sr., John A., and Sylvia A. Wright. Extraordinary Black Missourians: Pioneers, Leaders, Performers, Athletes, & Other Notables Who’ve Made History. Reedy Press, 2013. Paper, 228 pp., $19.95.

Brittany Gilbert reviews:
Shua, Ana Maria. Translated by Labinger, Andrea. The Weight of Temptation. University of Nebraska Press, 2012. Paper, 200 pp., $19.95.

Booth, Dexter L. Scratching the Ghost. Graywolf Press, 2013. Paper, 69 pp., $15.00.

Sarah Jane Hodge reviews:
McBride, Greg. Porthole. Briery Creek Press, Longwood University, 2012. Paper. 71 pp.

deLavigne, Jeanna. Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans. Louisiana State University, 2013. Paper, 374 pp.

Elizabeth G. Johnson reviews:
McGriff, Michael. Home Burial. Poetry. Copper Canyon Press, 2012, 63 pp. Paper, $15.00.