Poetry from Ace Boggess

Poetry from Ace Boggess

Photo: Robert Zunikoff I Watch a Drug Deal Happen by the dumpster. Don’t mind me. I’ve been where you are, holding twenties cupped in my crooked palm, pleading hurry. That orange bottle looks familiar, filled with tickets to the show you’ve seen before. But why the Chihuahua? The long red leash? I don’t remember needing […]

Nonfiction from DiAnne Malone

Nonfiction from DiAnne Malone

Photo: Keith Misner Home Training “She didn’t say come in,” my sister whispers. She places her fingertips on my forearm as if that would stop me from opening the door, but my hand is already twisting the knob; my foot hangs, mid-step over the front door threshold at the house where my ancestors worked as […]

Fiction from Sutton Strother

Fiction from Sutton Strother

Photo: Michael Prewett When I Say You’re Welcome What I Mean is My Pleasure Over the wine coolers we’ve smuggled into her dorm room, Jenni confesses she’s never touched herself. I thought it was dirty she murmurs like she’s still not certain it isn’t, and suddenly I wish I was someone better than the girl who […]