“Ace in the Hole: Part III” by Jon Epstein

Issue 19 / Fall 2019 This piece is a continuation of Jon Epstein’s “Ace in the Hole,” published in the Quarterly’s Issue 16, Winter 2019, and “Ace in the Hole: Part II,” published in Quarterly’s Issue 17, Spring 2019.  It’s a...

“My Baby” by Leona Vander Molen

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   Maybe while I was shitting, my IUD came out, which is something that can happen. Maybe my body decided, against my brain, my rational self, that it didn’t want this foreign object shoved inside of it....

“Trinity” by Karen Green

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   Three. It’s a powerful number. There’s hardly any entity in our world that does not acknowledge the significance of the number three. If you’re a Jew, there are the Three Tribes of Israel. The...

“Threatened Abortion” by Noriko Nakada

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   I didn’t realize I was pregnant until we were moving out of the duplex and into our new condo. After a long day of hauling boxes, I collapsed on the new hardwood floors and tried to understand my...

“The Great Spirit Is My Vow” by Lynn Puhle

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   “You can have all the gold in all the hills, but I will take the smile of this tiny child.” Those were the first words my Mohawk grandfather said to my child when he first held her. Being weeks...