Fiction by Dian Parker
Fiction / Issue 2

Fiction by Dian Parker

Stones in Translation Insects eat sage and rabbit bush. Snakes and lizards eat insects and other snakes and lizards. Bobcats eat rats and mice. Rats and mice eat snake eggs and lizard eggs. Wolves and coyotes eat jackrabbits, rats, and mice. Hawks and owls eat any small animals they can catch; vultures eat the dead. … Continue reading

Fiction by Joseph Sloan
Fiction / Issue 2

Fiction by Joseph Sloan

Sammy Proctor was one weird motherfucker. He couldn’t even try to kill himself like a normal person. Sammy tried to overdose on weed, which is the first and only time I’ve heard of someone trying to go out that way. I guess he listened to the lectures on how it was a dangerous drug and took them a little too seriously. It didn’t work, obviously, so he tried to hang himself from a pipe in our room using his belt. That didn’t work either. The pipe broke and caused a flood. I wasn’t too happy about the whole thing because a) half my stuff was ruined, and b) it was my weed. Continue reading

Fiction by Ross Hargreaves
Fiction / Issue 2

Fiction by Ross Hargreaves

Fred Durst: A Ghost Story Dude at the bar looks just like Fred Durst. Backward baseball cap, Red Sox now instead of Yankees. Tattoo-covered forearms. Frat-boy face with a thin sliver of goatee. Sunday afternoon: he’s the only one in the Boise, Idaho, Spearmint Rhino. Right in the middle of the bar, across from the … Continue reading

Editor Spotlight: Aaron Counts
Fiction

Editor Spotlight: Aaron Counts

Our fiction editor for January and February, Aaron Counts has written and read with professors, prisoners, dropouts & scholars. He is the co-author of the non-fiction text Reclaiming Black Manhood, and is a social justice speaker and educator. Aaron is an artist-in-residence with the Writers-in-the-Schools program, and the lead artist with King County’s Creative Alternatives Program, which uses … Continue reading