Nonfiction from Hannah Cajandig-Taylor

Nonfiction from Hannah Cajandig-Taylor

Photo: Clay Banks Retelling Dawn My knuckle scrapes dry bark. I am searching for wolves where I know there are no wolves. This skin pales, my eyes bloodshot as targets, the gangly forest stretching up & up, its needled arms stories off the ground. From the underbrush riddled with sharp teeth & knifelike jaws. I […]

Fiction from Jessica June Rowe

Fiction from Jessica June Rowe

Original Photo: Rod Long Underage.   I watch my grandmother age backward. Black finds its way into her brittle grey ends and seeps upward, her hair growing fuller, hiding the speckled patches of her scalp. Her skin smooths and thickens; no more bruises and purple-pinched veins. She leaves indents in the armrests when she pushes […]

Fictions from Bronwen Griffiths

Fictions from Bronwen Griffiths

Photo: Peter Bond The Sky Between Us She is shouting to her child at the entrance to the supermarket and she is still shouting as I trail around the aisles searching for whatever it is I am supposed to buy and she is shouting as I come out through the automatic doors even though the […]

Poetry from Betsy Cornwell

Poetry from Betsy Cornwell

Photo: Thimo Pedersen Rich A heavy sugar bowl. Fresh fruit, the kind my child likes. Not counting money at the grocery store. Two months’ rent paid at once, and knowing I will go to sleep tonight with only my own silence in my heart. . . Betsy Cornwell is the story editor and digital editor […]