A Prayer for Raquel

By Abigail Truesdell Lord, I sit next to this ocean small, thinking of another battered lighter beneath her last clean teaspoon. Her two girls playing house, another place that isn’t…..


Active Shooter

By Tara Stanzione I have already killed myself a thousand times – Julianna Baggott I sit next to my lover watching a movie in class I try to drape his…..


Greta Garbo Repents

By Deb Herz “To return to the living, you have to walk backward.” James Kimbrell Loyal to a fault, Saint Theodore’s well-appointed orange ears follow me round the room like…..



By Caroline Kelley Summer 2010. I’d dreaded the journey here with hours of static-y radio and thoughts of conversations I didn’t want to have. Nerves knotted my stomach as I…..


With or Without Him

By Mattia Lombard “Hello?” The room is cast in shadows, and I rub my bleary eyes. “Hey Stinks, I need you to come get me.” I can immediately tell that…..


Almost Famous

By Deb Herz   Before the ten-car pile-up of our lives, a Sly Stallone lookalike is driving an 18-wheeler down the Kancamagus with his pinky finger,   not minding in…..


Hook, Line, and Sinker

By Maddie Key I once caught my grandfather while fishing.  I should’ve reeled him in when I had him; none of us ever really got close enough to hooking him…..


Saturdays with Marge

By Deb Herz Saturdays with Marge Every Saturday morning, I visit my friend Marge. Sometimes I bring fortune cookies. We eat our cookies first, and then I read Marge our…..


Autumn, and Beyond

By Ashlee Fuoco It was not something he was proud of, but rather something he’d never thought he would need to do. And in the past four years, he had…..


The Last

By Julia DiVincenzo   A glint of emerald green and wild golden hair dances in the corner.   Whatever you do, don’t tell the Shadows, they’ll devour her.   Suffering…..