Fiction by Jennifer Gravley
Fiction / Issue 7

Fiction by Jennifer Gravley

You spoke on the phone to your mother every week, a combination of mutual guilt and obligation, but she wanted to give you the news in person. It was common not to speak to your telephone-phobic father for months at a time, and your mother had always been adept at keeping secrets. Continue reading

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Fiction by Todd Wellman
Fiction / Issue 7

Fiction by Todd Wellman

The boy and girl were laid out at the mortuary a week after Jamil’s funeral. For those who considered the thickness of hair currency, the children were rich. The townspeople, to observe the fear that devils could appear to buckle the children’s crowns, guarded the children, danced to distract themselves. Continue reading

Fiction by Alexandra Watson
Fiction / Issue 7

Fiction by Alexandra Watson

Criminal “Love is never better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, stupid people love stupidly, but the love of a free man is never safe.”     —Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye   The winter I move back to my hometown—, degree-bearing, jobless, staying at mom’s—I’m remembering why … Continue reading