Nonfiction from Sara Bathum

Nonfiction from Sara Bathum

Photo: Dan Gold Worry Lines The Pacific Ocean thunders a few hundred yards beyond the hood of our car during a late November storm.  It hasn’t stopped raining for days. I tweak the rearview mirror and watch my son stare quietly out into the gray. It feels like trespassing, this watching. Stolen, somehow. But I […]

Fiction from Caitlin Barasch

Fiction from Caitlin Barasch

Photo: Shannon McInnes First Fracture My peers were busy breaking bones in middle school: messy skateboard landing, football tackle, bike crash. (& so: when tumbling down the stairs at twenty-five carrying a basket of dirty laundry, it’s recommended: lean in to the indignity of the metaphor.) The doctor kneads a miniature spine made of plastic […]