The Mother by Dana Verdino

The Mother by Dana Verdino

At the base of the hill was a pasture in which tall grass and red clover grew. The wind crackled the tender leaves of a willow tree that grew on top of the hill. She meandered past the tree and slowly down the hill to where the soft grass meets the pasture. The shutter window […]

Refuge by Kate Murdoch

Refuge by Kate Murdoch

The beach was strewn with tangled cords of seaweed. Gulls pecked at them, their wings outstretched. A pinprick of sun strained to appear in the dull grey sky. Leonie walked down the path from her cottage onto the sand. She hugged her arms, the loose knit of her jumper inadequate against the wind. A gull […]

Requiem for Guido by Joe Giordano

Requiem for Guido by Joe Giordano

I learned of Guido’s death from a friend of a friend. He died last Christmas, the most depressing time of the year for me. Lonely nights stirred memories of my now-deceased parents and childhood scrambles from bed to discover toys laid under a tinseled-tree they erected overnight. Mom and Dad played Santa Claus no matter […]

Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

We’re very excited to bring your our third annual summer issue! This season’s issue features vignettes by Emma Sloley, Mykelle Thompson-Graves, and Joe Giordano, among many more talented writers. In addition to this, we chose Rebekah Morley to fill the issue with her extraordinary photography! I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I […]