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©2018 Barren Magazine. An Alt.Lit Introspective.

Birch Black, Bone White


Issue No.3

Disclaimer: Many of the pieces in this issue contain material that constitutes ‘trigger warnings’. So many, in fact, that a blanket disclaimer seemed more fitting than placing one on individual pieces. Themes include death, suicide, abuse, and more — many involving children. There is nothing that glorifies any of this; rather, the content below is a creatively profound analysis of how these awful things transform the human experience. This issue is dark, but it is glorious and beautiful to the core. — Jason D. Ramsey, Editor

Editor's Picks

Flash Fiction

Death of a Box

Road Gators

Short Fiction

Grounded

Sister

Samaritan

Rattle

Poetry

Barnlights

Cartilage, An Elegy

Armstrong

Clean Shaven

Sanctuary

Common Time

I am not as old

Silent Chaos

A Bump and a Huff

Sharp Parables

Abandoned Lot

House

Return

At the Hair Salon

Refuge-e

Carried Away on the Water

Bog means god in Serbian

End of Year

A 1,000 Piece Puzzle

Quail Keeping

Come September

Boy Echo

History & the Doomed

The Early Rain

The Tetris Effect

Exogenesis

Juntura

Essays

To Lie With Silence

Memorial Day

Photography

Thank you for reading.