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....

“Benny’s Bed” by Kate Wisel

Issue 15 / Fall 2018   It’s the last day of school and I’m still acting like everything is normal. Benny, five days dead. I walk home from the bus, the sidewalk full of bright leaves and soy sauce wrappers that scatter when I kick them. Benny’s dead and I empty my...

“Rain Carcinoma” by Cristina Bresser de Campos

Issue 15 / Fall 2018   My fair skin suffers from excessive sun. I extracted the first crab clinging to my dermis when I was nineteen and the word cancer was uglier than the words fuck, cunt, wanker, or motherfucker. Nobody wanted to tell me the result of the biopsy,...

“Even Demons Believe in God” by Ginny Fite

Issue 15 / Fall 2018   We are elbow deep in the dark, loamy soil we made from our own compost. I used to think getting dirt under my nails was good for me, that the energy radiating from the center of the earth would balance me. Now, I’m not sure of anything,...

“Horse Play” by Kelly Kiehl Davis

Issue 15 / Fall 2018   At first, none of them said anything to one another. They never said anything to their wives either, or their sons when the sons came to the fathers, terror in their eyes, we did not think it would be like this. The fathers did not know what to...