“Working Against the Current” by Keith Rebec

17 March 2017 on Nonfiction

Drag Boy, Drag Whenever my grandmother’s brother visited Michigan from the Ozarks to fish, it was assumed that I’d accompany him. He usually arrived, beer-gutted and wearing stained blue chinos,...


“Countdown to Day One” by Melissa Rosato

03 February 2017 on Blog, Nonfiction

Two Weeks After When I drive up, he turns away and leans inside the open window of his Camaro. The hatchback and passenger seat are filled completely with bags and...


“House of Smokers” by Brent Fisk

04 November 2016 on Nonfiction

I grew up in a house of smokers. Nightstands and dining tables were marred with short black burns from smoldering cigarettes. Smoke drove me outdoors, where I absorbed fresh air...


“High Places” by Heather N. Martin

30 September 2016 on Nonfiction

When I was sixteen, I jumped off a bridge. It was the Rexford Bridge in upstate New York—the languid Erie Canal shifting two stories beneath. And the reason was not,...


“A Perfect Replica of Itself” by Kaylen Mallard

19 February 2016 on Nonfiction

I don’t think about the eggs breaking until our third stop where we order kombucha on tap. JG is not concerned about the eggs. He shifts the oversized, grey tote...


“Luck Let Go” by Melody Gee

11 December 2015 on Nonfiction

  On a Tuesday morning, I checked the day’s gold price. A handful of bookmarked websites warned me against gold sharks offering cash at only scrap prices, anyone asking me...


“The Routine” by Paige Towers

02 October 2015 on Nonfiction

I lure Harriet out from behind the mini-fridge and into my hand with a clump of cold, leftover white rice. “It’s time to put you away sweetheart,” I say. “Hold...


“In the Midst of This” by Sarah Fawn Montgomery

12 December 2014 on Nonfiction

From my balcony I see a bus stop and a dumpster, lanes of traffic backed up by quarter of five, sputtering smoke snaking from a tan Toyota Tacoma, and a...


“Honoring Autumn” by Sophfronia Scott

07 November 2014 on Nonfiction

Honoring autumn I turn my face to accept its first golden kiss, one silent plea for attention so honoring autumn I sit on a rock in the forest, patient audience...


“You and You and the White Sofa” by Madeleine Harrington

03 October 2014 on Nonfiction

While the view was magnificent, no one had enjoyed looking out the window of apartment 2G of 110 East End Avenue in several years. While the wind dug white caps...


“Looking, Then Listening” by Robert Vivian

21 March 2014 on Nonfiction

Looking up I saw that the sky was naked except for a few strands of clouds like trailing threads of smoke or ether that wanted so much to shine and looking I...


“The End of the Earth” by Jessica Hendry Nelson

24 February 2014 on Nonfiction

Mid-February, 2012, and Malletts Bay is frozen over, the small enclave of Lake Champlain that stretches out in front of our cabin in Vermont like a slow yawn. I spend...

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