Pinwheel by Conor Hogan

Pinwheel by Conor Hogan

When we younger, we’d sit like this on cold nights. You and I, in our separate corners of our separate apartments where we spent Christmas after Christmas away from each other in. You in Memphis, in Chicago, in D.C. studying, learning, getting certificate and degree and promotion and promotion after promotion. Me, here. Too nervous […]

Choice of Decor by Trista Hurley-Waxali

Choice of Decor by Trista Hurley-Waxali

She had such tiny succulents on the bathroom shelf. A line of dark green plants behind the bowl, each one smaller than a marble. I want to touch the pot to see if they’re made of clay or plastic but I’m worried I’ll tip them over. Along the shelf near the sink is an empty […]

Layered Winter Thoughts by Mary Ellen Gambutti

Layered Winter Thoughts by Mary Ellen Gambutti

Ice and snow fell on our valley last night, and I prepare for a walk in the crisp air. I pull on woolen layers and warm knee-high boots. Careful on these un-shoveled steps, through crunchy snow, I’m soon behind our carriage house in a crystalline world. Corn was cultivated here in the 1800’s through the […]

Church of Christ’s Witness by Scott Jones

Church of Christ’s Witness by Scott Jones

Even though the Preacher bellowed, twelve-year-old Rebecca drifted off to sleep in the late morningʼs heat. Already it had seemed a long day after she milked at dawn and gathered eggs. Breakfast – pancakes and fried bacon under a flood of syrup. Afterwards, church with her father. Church was a metal building with a metal […]

Spooning by T.M. Spooner

Spooning by T.M. Spooner

It was Saturday, and Dana, Sheila’s sister, was coming out for the weekend. Sheila and I lived together in a tiny one-bedroom apartment in the suburbs. It was a joke when compared to the magnificent brownstone where Dana and her husband lived in Lincoln Park. Our apartment was an economy job at best and we […]