Issue 4 Nonfiction Editor on Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo’s essay
Issue 4 / Nonfiction

Issue 4 Nonfiction Editor on Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo’s essay

On Wednesday issue 4 comes to a finale with an essay by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. Below are thoughts by editor Courtney Kersten, on why she selected Xochitl’s essay.    This past spring, I had the good fortune to take a workshop with the generous, spirited, and wise writer Allison Hawthorne Deming during her time as a … Continue reading

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Fiction by Vickie Vertiz
Fiction / Issue 4

Fiction by Vickie Vertiz

Jenny sees Eva’s gaze drop to Jenny’s shoes. This is it. It’s over.
She smiles, pretending they just met. Pretending she was never afraid of Eva, like nothing ever happened. Fake it till you make it. Whatever gets her out in one piece.
“How funny that we have the same shoes, huh?”
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Fiction by Lauren Hohle
Fiction / Issue 4

Fiction by Lauren Hohle

The successful ticket machine would reply cheerfully to each order… would provide enough agitation and compliance to let someone yell at it, let them explode while it sits silently. But all of these actions would be purely surface level. The machine won’t ache for a better life, for fulfillment. The best android won’t long to be human. Continue reading