Poetry from Madison Tompkins

Poetry from Madison Tompkins

Anamnesis It’s all slow motion until it’s not, until you can’t even remember it happening, until it didn’t happen at all. It’s like the comb sorting through your hair knowing it will be tangled again. It’s like the van door being slammed on your thumb, bruising your nail until it falls off. …………I am the […]

Poetry from Marne Wilson

Poetry from Marne Wilson

Earthshaking News He wished to say he loved her, but he could not find the courage. Instead he asked her who she favored for the Superbowl. She said she did not follow football. Their voices escalated, ascended to the mountains. The avalanche was quick and soundless. The melting waters rushed eddying to the sea, and […]

Fiction from Jude Conlee

Fiction from Jude Conlee

By the Side of the Road I could do so much more than the stain-ridden state of a world has left me. I could make so many more things out of what rushes by me but my eyes always blink, I can’t hold my lids steady and the everything around is blurs of red and […]

Fiction from Simon Phillips

Fiction from Simon Phillips

The Hero’s Return Maybe you won’t believe me but it’s true—I had that thing happen to me we all fear. Sometimes we play the scenario out in our twisted minds to torture ourselves, like the sore on your tongue you scrape with your teeth because really you like the pain. A classic. So I’m walking […]