Issue 10 / Summer 2017

Masthead

Creative Nonfiction

KNOWING JERRY

“Though I had known him for over forty years, I never really knew him. He was dying now in the hospice wing of the nursing home.”

Marlene Olin

POETIC DANCER

“I found my writing journal from 1986. This isn’t a remarkable discovery, except for the timing of finding it.”

Lois Paige Simenson

AT THE FISHOUSE

“For three years in the 1970s my father lived in Malawi in an abandoned fish warehouse that he converted into a home with the help of his friend Vaughan and a group of Malawian day laborers.”

Sean Pears

Fiction

A PRESENCE IN GRAVES

“It was a dog—or at least, it was once. The decaying carcass of a massive wolfhound lay right in front of them, covered in pine branches.”

Anna Berlinger

STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE

“The veteran relief pitcher worried the ball with his fingers, shaking off every sign the catcher offered.”

Brad Windhauser

Y UNDER THE OCEAN

“Y needs the ocean the way a thirsty tree welcomes a storm, lapping up waves even as they batter her, unraveling a thread here, a whole seam there.”

Jennifer Savran Kelly

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