Fiction by Idrissa Simmonds
Fiction / Issue 8

Fiction by Idrissa Simmonds

On the Other Side My father gave me one thing in this life: a brown-skinned Rainbow Brite doll. When I was a kid sometimes I would get jealous of the doll and pull out her black yarn hair in chunkfuls. Even a silly doll had more life to her hair than me. Still, I feel … Continue reading

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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

Issue 8 Fiction: Abundance
Fiction / Issue 8

Issue 8 Fiction: Abundance

For issue 8, each editor selected their pieces based off of particular, meaningful themes. We’ve decided to publish these works as a folio in their specific genre so readers can feel how they interact and create a dialogue with each other. Get ready to read dangerously.   Fiction:Abundance Guest Editor: Ryka Aoki   米. This … Continue reading

Nonfiction by Ruth Nolan
Issue 8 / Nonfiction

Nonfiction by Ruth Nolan

My Grandson’s Feet I.     My Army soldier son-in-law sent my daughter a short instant message on Facebook from Kandahar, Afghanistan one night, about how he had just seen a soldier’s feet blown off at the ankles in Afghanistan when the guy stepped in the wrong place at the wrong time. My son-in-law messaged that he … Continue reading