Fiction

“Cloudbringer” by Tess Allard

07 December 2018 on Fiction

Kate is sixteen, willowy, freckled. Her calico dress is hemmed for a girl an inch shorter. She is standing in the dusty square and watching the man with the rain...

Blog

Twelve Notes

07 December 2018 on Blog

I can’t stop thinking about Sam Elliott. His thundering voice, yes, which has haunted me since I first saw the Christmas movie Prancer as a little girl. But more than...

Poetry

“The Heart” by Arlene Naganawa

30 November 2018 on Blog, Poetry

A door opened into her body, a cavern, pinpricks like electric wasps. Her fingers dimmed like fireflies drained of light. So this is someone’s work, she thought, the dimpled spider...

Storystorm

The Boring Post

30 November 2018 on Storystorm

This fall, during a very, very long run, I wrote an entire story in my head. At its start, I had an inkling of an idea, and by its end,...

Storystorm

Presence in Poetry

23 November 2018 on Poetry, Storystorm

I write poetry to get weird. I want to be the weirdest me there is and then push that marker; I want to float, magnanimous as a blimp; to pop...

Nonfiction

“Leaning Into the Rocks” by Pamela Galbreath

16 November 2018 on Nonfiction

Comets. Powerful, turbulent. Looming, in chilling silence. It is difficult to think of them as ice and gas. Easier for me to think of them as massive rocks set ablaze...

Storystorm

The Art of Ignoring

16 November 2018 on Fiction, Storystorm

16A writer’s voice is their holy grail: key to their success and an absolute nightmare to find. What a strange conundrum, that finding your voice is hard. It should be...

Poetry

“Digging” by Douglas Cole

09 November 2018 on Poetry

I am digging my way through plateau clay pounding with an iron bar and pic axe lifting shovelfuls of rattling rock and pebble earth alone out here except for Tony...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Kim Adrian

09 November 2018 on Nonfiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

Kim Adrian is the author of The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, a memoir that David Shields calls “a stunning merger of form and content,” and Sock, which is part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Series and...

Fiction

“Love Drugs” by Nathan Elias

02 November 2018 on Fiction

Gray would take the pill and stop loving his wife forever. Down the hatch, sleep it off, and wake up without the same fervent, relentless, crippling heartache. That was the brand...

Storystorm

Writing from Autumn: Contrast and Transformation Or, Yellow Leaf, Blue Sky

02 November 2018 on Storystorm

While running the Sweet Trail through Longmarsh, I watched a yellow leaf tumble from sky to still, blue pond. I stopped, let myself linger there, with fingers balled for warmth...

Poetry

“The Lake, the House, the Bus” by Laurinda Lind

26 October 2018 on Blog, Poetry

Water no, spirit no, water in dreams, water like Lake Ontario, water like mud always spraying stones— a dream about us. In the house, lake under us, big house made...

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