Author Spotlight: Tyrese Coleman

Truth and Truth-Adjacent: Excerpt, Review, and Interview with Fluid Prose Writer, Tyrese Coleman By Nicole Schmidt Tyrese Coleman is a writer, wife, mother, and attorney. She is also the fiction editor for District Lit, and an associated editor at SmokeLong Quarterly....

“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...

“The Perfect Grandmother” by Ariella Neulander

Issue 15 / Fall 2018   I was determined to be a model grandmother. Less than two years ago, my charming but guarded and somewhat anxiety-prone son, Zach, finally married Becky, his gem of a girlfriend. And three months ago, they had their first child. When they called...

“Shoving” by Jon Epstein

Issue 15 / Fall 2018   When I received my high school aptitude tests results, smuggling drugs wasn’t one of the vocations listed. “Honey, we’re home!” I was startled awake by Danny yelling when he and Steve entered the hotel room; smells of exhaust fumes, fresh fruit,...