Scott suddenly remembered all the good advice he’d been given in his life, particularly by his own mother, forewarning of the dangers of picking up hitchhikers.
Jesse had a laugh so consuming that it caused his entire body to quake, often upsetting his balance as he stood there with his cane on the sidewalk, or even in the middle of Atherton Street when traffic was light.
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
She’s illusion Some say She’s creation /
plays with imagination Then rips /
the magic carpet away
A review of Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties
A reader can take from these stories and their discussions of bodies many lessons, meanings, and interpretations, but they all ultimately return to one central truth: having a body is horrifying.
A Conversation with Geoffrey Hilsabeck
The first line of “Remaking the Music Box” was said to me in a dream by the painter Franz Kline. The sixth line was something my daughter said one day when we were coloring. Are these moments then not me, not mine?
Kathy sought out new experiences and people with unrivaled exuberance. She collected new friends, stray animals the way I collected favorite books and authors.
A review of Thomas Mira Y Lopez
Thomas Mira y Lopez uses his grief over his father’s death to ponder the various approaches humans have taken when burying or otherwise memorializing the dead.
A Review of Hernan Diaz’s In the Distance
At its core, In the Distance speaks to the isolation felt by many who, through immigration, are forced to confront the vast and foreign landscape of the United States.
Feature Nonfiction by Isidra Mencos
It felt good to have a secret, to be noticed after always feeling lost within the blurry abundance of ten siblings.
Feature Fiction by Richard Thomson
[+] New message from Greg!
Greg: Helloooo I know you’re online because Gmail
Greg: Please don’t ghost me again
What McCully Brown’s work in empathy amounts to is nothing short of wild and exquisite….
Letter from the Editors
a letter from the Editors, Callie Wofford & Marilyse V. Figueroa
2017 may be ending, but the many events that took place will continue to influence the new year. New writing is what encourages us in aftermaths such as these.