Issue 10 Creative Nonfiction

Stories From My Grandma’s Body

Stories From My Grandma’s Body 1920 1272 Exodus Oktavia Brownlow

In the present, my grandma, who has turned 77 today, and who has birthed 7 children during her lifetime, talks about the diet that she will go on, on Monday.…

Monsters

Monsters 1280 1600 Paul Crenshaw

1 When I was a teenager, I wanted to be one. Late nights I watched black and whites starring Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, movies full of mist and magic,…

Trophies

Trophies 1920 1440 Hannah Storm

You keep your medals under the bed we no longer share. You unwrap them carefully, caressing the yellow paper with a lover’s touch. You never touched me like that. When…

The Shape I Call Home

The Shape I Call Home 1280 851 Joshua James Amberson

At some point in my adulthood, I began telling people I grew up in a trailer. The more it left my mouth, the more symbolic the sentence became, the more…

Lessons From A Chipboard Barbie House

Lessons From A Chipboard Barbie House 1800 1266 Karen J. Weyant

It’s Friday morning and I have just learned that Mattel is making a new Barbie. It’s the talk of my department. Cradling coffee mugs and balancing textbooks, my colleagues and…

Ungulate

Ungulate 1920 1920 William Woolfitt

At sunset, I walk to the top of the knob, the zenith and center of the farm where my grandparents raised Guernsey and Hereford and Angus cattle. I take in…