Nonfiction from Amy R. Martin

Nonfiction from Amy R. Martin

Photo: Mandy Henry Oysters Like some old-timey aristocrat, she sent my husband a clipping in an envelope sealed with a crimson wax heart. When I opened the envelope, it fluttered to the ground like a lady’s handkerchief, like an invitation: Pick me up, it said. It was from the Travel section of The Evening Standard: […]

Fiction from Lutivini Majanja

Fiction from Lutivini Majanja

Photo: PublicDomainPictures Boots on the ground When Morgan Mugula’s father returned from his peacekeeping in Croatia, he brought him combat boots. Avunjas. All cool people own avunjas, which they lace up to their shins and stomp in everywhere. Morgan strode into school with his brand new avunjas, shy and dull as always, but bouncing because […]

Fiction from Rosie Garland and Meg Pokrass

Fiction from Rosie Garland and Meg Pokrass

Photo: Andrew Ridley Understanding bird migration Irruptive migration The frozen men, they eat me up. I drive to the market and they swarm like autumn wasps, droning how the trees are shivering; how they want my warm honey to take the bite out of the chill. They tell me about ladies who jet to Florida […]

Fiction from Sage Tyrtle

Fiction from Sage Tyrtle

Photo: Jr Korpa Stella Is Smashed Stella is tipsy. At dusk she and Harry are listing down the sidewalk to a smaller, darker bar. She trips and Harry catches her arm. They both pitch forward, laughing. She twines her arms around Harry’s neck and brushes her lipsticked lips over his five o’clock shadow. Tickles his […]