Chuseok by Soo Young Yun

Chuseok by Soo Young Yun

Chuseok always reminds me of what a small family we are. My friends are amazed to know I only have one cousin—a quite precocious one, four years younger than me, who I am secretly grateful for providing the entertainment in our quiet family. But this is one of the few times when she is silent, […]

Harvest by Margaret Foley

Harvest by Margaret Foley

When I ask my grandmother how she makes her pear preserves, she tells me she cooks the pears twice. I don’t know what that means. Once, I made blackberry jam, so I think that makes me an expert. I stood over the stove, stirring and pouring and sealing. I could ask her what she means, […]

Letter From The Editor

Letter From The Editor

This October, after 13 years, my beloved English Bulldog passed away.Winnie was my dearest companion. With his auburn and brown spots and big, dewy eyes, he was a very adorable dog. He was in good health the many years of his life. Losing him to old age was inevitable, however, that doesn’t make his loss […]

Pumpkin Spice by Melissa DeLong

Pumpkin Spice by Melissa DeLong

We meet as we did the first time: reaching for the last bottle of pumpkin spice coffee creamer—a cliché “meet cute” if I’ve ever heard one—only this time my hand jerks away as though yours is a venomous snake, ready to bite down and slowly stop my heart. Close enough, right? Seeing you again makes […]

Bitten by Tammy Green

Bitten by Tammy Green

No longer tiny as pinheads, ticks are large in autumn.   Flat and stealthy, you can feel them crawl north above your socks, under your jeans to settle in for a warm meal in a place you’d least suspect. I tried to keep this out of my mind as I walked, hand in hand, down to […]