“Cobra” by W.T. Paterson

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   Rhonnie slid the crying couple an invoice to sign after their pet dog, an old German shepherd named Shadow, had to be euthanized. She pointed to the X’s, called attention to the $560 charge, and...

“Mum” by Svetlana Sterlin

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   You’ve spent the last three hours screaming. On a hospital bed. In a small city. Your vision’s red. When the gloved hands touch you, they leave wet slops on your skin, and the red is there, and not in...

“Jane Roe, III” by Karina Lutz

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue a historical fiction with apologies to Norma McCorvey (1947-2017), for I, too, use you day one   Yes, I was Jane Roe. Now you pat the covers around me smooth, my bed clean and dry for the meanwhile. Thank...

“Femininny” by D. J. Thielke

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   The graduation chat from my online fashion design degree was a mad scramble of affection and admiration and plans. New York, LA, Paris – they wrote the names of cities that exist only in the dreams of...

“In the Spirit of Motherhood” by Sara Karim

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue No subject offers a greater opportunity for terrible writing than motherhood… To be fair, writing well about children is tough. You know why? They’re not that interesting. What is interesting is that despite...

“The Abortion Club” by Laura Maylene Walter

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   The Club made no allowances for guilt. No second guessing. No politics. No weeping. No apologies, no forgiveness. No regrets, no what-ifs, no relief, no thanks. No work, which we left back on our...