The Nuclear Family

Review: Making Love While Levitating Three Feet in the Air by Jeff Fearnside Making Love While Levitating Three Feet in the Air Author: Jeff Fearnside Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016 ISBN: 1622881036 $18.00 Growing up a curious child in Middle America can be...

“Simple Music” by Karl J. Sherlock

Issue 8 / Winter 2017   W hat a nuisance, to wake up with a song already repeating in your head. The earworms I’m especially prone to are those infantilizing jingles with all their half-assed folk whistling and dreadful ukuleles. Like serenading simpletons, they...

“Our Family Walks: Part 1” by N. R. Robinson

Issue 8 / Winter 2017   “Y ’all are hungry,” Mama said, no question in her downcast whispery voice. “I’ll be back quick.” There was something definite behind the distraction in Mama’s careless hair, and in her careless face, and in the blue-veined hands...

“Selling Transcendence” by Ashley Anderson

Issue 8 / Winter 2017   T he message gathered itself and shaped its form before traveling from fingertips to device to satellite to device sub prime, bouncing from Earth to space to Earth again. “Did you know that meteorites are for sale?” my sister asked,...

“Sonic Boom” by Morgan Christie

Issue 8 / Winter 2017   T hey weren’t friends, so Gayle wasn’t sure why she was there. When Marge invited her to her family’s beach house, Gayle was sure that the woman was talking to someone else. “It’ll be fun,” Marge whispered as the women walked out of their...

Translator’s Cut: Issue 8 / Winter 2017

Writing and Publishing the Pacific: An Interview with Susan M. Schultz By K. E. Semmel In this issue of “Translator’s Cut,” we journey to a place we’ve never visited: Hawai’i and the literature of the Pacific. This has always been a fascinating area of the world...