Nonfiction from Jericho Parms

Nonfiction from Jericho Parms

Mummy AS A GIRL, I wrapped my mother’s resting body. Gathering jackets from the hall closet, scarves from her drawers, I lay them across her breast and snug around her torso. I reached for the plaid Irish blanket she kept on the futon and the orange afghan draped on a nearby rocking chair and covered […]

Three Poems from wren james

Three Poems from wren james

grandma’s house folded palms dance on the hood of the car. drive up to the attic and pull out the sun, drag it out of the house hold it like a host. i give it to you to swallow. it’s fine when we’re together. it drips out your eyes. it sounds out your mouth, but […]

Fiction from Elias Keller

Fiction from Elias Keller

Must Be the Location I JUST LOST another tenant: that’s five in as many years. Vicky’s Pet Shop, Shaya’s Healing Stones & Crystals, Alana’s Judaica Boutique, Mimi’s Party Supplies, Lisa’s Sports & Fitness—all out of business. But stores close all the time, for good reasons beyond anyone’s control: the economy, competition from big-boxes and online […]

Poetry from Tyler Atwood

Poetry from Tyler Atwood

another dream about real life I think I look in the mirror & see fading light in the window of the mobile home my father looks across the frozen hayfield maybe if they had made it to spring maybe holes in a shabby pair of Dickies palms blackened by newsprint ice-filled cooler b/c there’s no […]

Nonfiction from Sara Khayat

Nonfiction from Sara Khayat

Spinal Fusion 1. Count backwards from one hundred. Ninety-nine Ninety-eight Ninety… 2. Bend over, she said, touch your toes. Doctor ran her hand along my spine and shrieked. Eleven years of a lifetime summed up by pencil-marks. Mother read me hospital-bedside literature. 3. Eyes open to see Brother talking with doctors. Years of IV’s dripped […]