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Nonfiction by Ryka Aoki
Issue: Reimagining / Nonfiction

Nonfiction by Ryka Aoki

Nothing I write can make a white, womyn-born-womyn accept a trans lesbian of color, nor force a bigoted family to offer a decent Christmas to their queer child. Nothing I write will stop the rage of a bully who thinks trans women like me should die. Nothing I write will block the bullets flying in an Orlando nightclub. My best writing can’t even stop a Texas school from keeping a child out of the bathroom.

At this point, I am so tempted to protest, “until it does.” Continue reading

Fiction by Thomas Kearnes
Fiction / Issue 8

Fiction by Thomas Kearnes

Simone I’ve never tricked with a guy from a group home. I was compelled to press palms with the house manager, a beefy black dude decked out in Adidas, and he insisted that I articulate my promise to return Darren sober and unharmed by midnight. We get high before leaving the subdivision. The bedbugs and … Continue reading

Fiction by Mya Byrne
Fiction / Issue 8

Fiction by Mya Byrne

Chain of Rocks “I swear I saw a sign for Chicago,” Ma said, holding the battered Esso map on her lap.   “Sun’s going down fast,” said Pa, for the fifth time in twenty minutes. Then, for the first time, “Don’t know where we are.” The wooden spokes of the old Hudson vibrated on the rough … Continue reading