Issue 16: 16 Mar 2017

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Miscarriage

By | 2017-03-06T10:19:44+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Issue 16: 16 Mar 2017|Tags: , |

By Heather Herrman   A month ago, I lost my daughter to a miscarriage. Science did not tell me she was a girl, but I knew it through every bone in my body. My great-grandmother, Wilhelmina Volk, came from Germany when she was sixteen to an arranged marriage with a drunk. The man gave her two [...]

The Candidate

By | 2017-03-05T00:22:22+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Issue 16: 16 Mar 2017|Tags: , |

By Bebe Kern   Out of television into living daylight, like the nightmare demon of my Southern girlhood, the specter is everywhere: dirty ballcap man in the pickup with a truck-size Rebel flag flying over Mardi Gras; salesman with a leer; frat boy drunk on Dewar’s and privilege mocking a sissy, marking territory on the lawn [...]

The Invisible

By | 2017-03-09T04:23:20+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Issue 16: 16 Mar 2017|Tags: , |

By Jason Metz   You do not see us, so let me show you. I’ll start here, with a needle. First, there’s an antiseptic pad to sterilize the injection area, to the left of the belly button, just below a birthmark. The needle is more like a fat pen, a pre-filled syringe encased in plastic with [...]

Better Than Truth

By | 2017-03-04T16:25:07+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Issue 16: 16 Mar 2017|Tags: , , |

By Jens Köhler   We had hoped that truth would set us free We believed “If you See Something, Say Something” applied to things deadlier than misplaced luggage. Things like: the destruction of habitats, human and other; systems that punish blackness and brownness and femaleness; “alternative facts”. We Saw, We Said. We had hoped that [...]