“Living Small” by Allison Lamberth

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   “Get under the covers.” “I will.” “No,” he insisted. “Now.” She laughed. “I will, I will.” His sheet and comforter-covered feet clamped about her hips and tugged. She laughed again, and let him...

“Options Counseling” by Jen Fawkes

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   “I saw them this morning,” you say, “when I was coming home from the gym.” “Who?” “The people in my apartment.” “You came home from the gym and found people in your apartment?” “No.” You seize a...

“Philosophy’s Daughters” by Leigh Herrick

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   Philosophy Cheever was skimmed off the end of the 60’s, a child of hippies who grew up in California and moved to our little town in the godforsaken country of dying dairy farms in southeast Wisconsin....

“The Second One” by Ava Robinson

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   Twenty-five is not seventeen. Essie’s body is different now. As she climbs down the subway stairs, her knees twinge, clicking through the motions. She can feel it, each step-down. She doesn’t run down...

“Becoming Jane” by Jerri Bell

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   Naval Support Activity Hospital, DaNang, Vietnam February 1968   A corpsman brought in the Marine lieutenant with the liberty pass and clean, pressed uniform—rear-echelon motherfucker, Jane...

“We Need to Talk” by Deirdre Frank

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   My emotions soared and plummeted between excitement and anxiety when my period neglected to show one July. We didn’t exactly plan on having another baby, but that window dangled inches from closing on...