Issue 11 Creative Nonfiction

There is a Window in this Room

There is a Window in this Room 500 333 Chris Jansen

The thick gray privacy curtain blocks out all sunlight. I know it must be early morning because I hear the noise of life beginning on the other side of the…

MeToo / MeToo / MeToo

MeToo / MeToo / MeToo 960 720 Mercury Marvin Sunderland

October 2017 was a bad month for you / like how february 2018 was. not in the same ways but october 2017 you had just been medically withdrawn from college…

Shards: A Relationship

Shards: A Relationship 500 375 Jane Hammons

“Pretend you are me,” Kath says. She is 16. I am 14. We couldn’t be more different. Kath: curvy with large breasts, Breck girl hair, a perfect smile. She excels…

The Firsts

The Firsts 695 883 Emma Sloley

My ex-boyfriend was the one who told me about the death of my other ex-boyfriend. My husband was there too. We were having dinner at a fancy restaurant in Melbourne,…

Ode to a City of Misfits

Ode to a City of Misfits 1920 1412 Eric Botts

I wasn’t born in Erie, Pennsylvania, but it is my home, all of it: The bricks tumbling from the walls of its crumbling factories, the abandoned Hammerhill Paper Company off the…

Hoppin’ John: Measuring Years of Good Luck

Hoppin’ John: Measuring Years of Good Luck 1920 1531 Christina Simon

Some say an old, hobbled man called Hoppin‘ John became known for selling peas and rice on the streets of Charleston. Others say slave children hopped around the table in eager anticipation of the dish. Most food…

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