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A Moment of Quiet

  To everyone who’s visited NoiseMedium in the last year—thank you. We’re in the process of relaunching our website and will not be posting new works for the next couple months. If you’re interested in learning more about our new site or staying up to date, sign up via the form below. First Name Last Name Email Other Comments To everyone who has submitted work to NoiseMedium, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading everything you’ve sent us, and have been honored to publish such great writing from such considerable talent. If this is your first time at NoiseMedium, don’t worry, we’ll...

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Historical Cocktails for the Adventurous Reader

  The Socratic Method With one part hemlock, one part why not?, this drink is sure to impress even your most stubborn dinner guests. Try it with a meal or after polite conversation. Best served after debt-collections. Sicklebacks Looking to dazzle even the most stalwart of whiskey enthusiasts? Order a round of Sicklebacks. With 3 parts whiskey, 1 part peach juice, and a dash of your own blood, the Sickleback is soon to be the shot of choice at your local collegiate bar. The Nicolas Stenojito Similar to a Mango Mojito but with noticeably more tears, the Nicolas Stenojito...

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Grand Prize Winner – Multum in Parvo by Niko Nelson

To  everyone who submitted work into our latest contest and added their voice to the conversation—thank you. Even if we weren’t able to publish you this round, we’re still listening. More writers and artists shared their work with us than in any contest prior and selecting winners has never been more difficult or more rewarding. | With that said, we’re honored to present our latest Grand Prize Winner—Multum in Parvo by Niko Nelson. This collection of poetry lives up to its name, packing into its few stanzas sharply innovative language, cohesive yet fragmented imagery, and a rhythmic cadence. At first read we knew this was something special and something alive. Multum in Parvo is a great accomplishment, and we’re grateful to host it on our site....

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Born Dead on a Winter’s Night, Chapters 29 & 30

By Rolland Love Editor’s Note: This is the last installment of Rolland Love’s memoir Born Dead on a Winter’s Night. For more stories by Rolland Love, visit www.ozarkstories.com. Chapters 1-4, Chapters 5-8, Chapters 9-12,Chapters 13-16, Chapters 17-20, Chapters 21-24, & Chapters 25-28. Chapter 29 The Best Bird Dog In The Ozark Mountains Dad always named his bird dogs Lucille. He always owned black and white female English setters for one good reason. ”She dogs were smarter than males and easier to train,” he would say, and my mother would giggle every time she heard him say it. He and Uncle Ira loved to hunt quail. They were two of the best shots in the county and usually brought home their limit of birds. What they were most competitive about was who had the best bird dog. Uncle Ira owned pointers and crossbreeds and they were always males. He only did it to be different as best I could figure. He always named his dogs Hopalong, after a favorite cowboy character he listed to on the radio when he was a kid. He called them Hop for short. Anytime my dad talked about Uncle Ira’s dogs the words hardheaded and long ranging came into play. There was a good reason why we had some of the best quail hunting in the Ozark Mountains. Quail primarily eat grain and acorns and...

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The Curious Mind collection

By Caralisa Le Grange The curious minds, the curious faces Seeks approval and waits for none. It fights and flights among the races, elated, exasperated, out of breath: run. But it’s all up there, all in the curious, all in the mind....

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