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Martha Winston King

In our naming

dogs dog our tails horses horse and some tom catting after midnight get loused up bugs bug and clams up only fish are fished for we can pig ourselves not others and chicken out or snake away taking heart we’re manning phones, the poop, the rigging kidding around never girling never womanning ah but mothering and fathering apes ape us

Martha King’s short story collections include North & South, Separate Parts, and Little Tales of Family and War. She has also published a poetry collection, Imperfect Fit, and a 50-page excerpt from her memoir Outside Inside in A Public Space magazine. She blogs at and, with Elinor Nauen, runs the Prose Pros reading series at SideWalk Café.