Issue 47: 02 Nov 2017

/Issue 47: 02 Nov 2017

Landowner

By | 2017-10-29T11:43:10+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Issue 47: 02 Nov 2017|Tags: , |

By Andrea Ciannavei   I am not financially literate. My chaos with money leads me to behave desperately. Always borrowing. Always paying back. A text message came through on Saturday. A marshal had taken possession of the apartment I kept in New York. I had been withholding rent. I’m broke. Eviction proceedings went forward and no [...]

How I Am Not Like Hillary Clinton

By | 2017-10-29T11:42:42+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Issue 47: 02 Nov 2017|Tags: , |

By Rachel Custer   The woods call to me, too, from across this road, from away from here, from the opposite of houses filled with tired people, from the constant grasping of small hands that might as well own me. Who wouldn’t be calmed by a path through the grabbing branches? Still I don’t go to [...]

The Grand Old Hanging Party

By | 2017-10-29T13:25:59+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Issue 47: 02 Nov 2017|Tags: , |

By James Butt   Nate supposed it’d been the circus owner Charlie Sparks’ fault, with his hanging of old Murderous Mary, but that’d been a hundred years ago and Nate couldn’t understand the wisdom of doing such things today. “I like the card stock it’s printed on,” Elijah said. “Something you’d see for a carnival, or [...]

The Freedom of Mothers Must Come

By | 2017-10-29T11:42:19+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Issue 47: 02 Nov 2017|Tags: , |

By Mbizo Chirasha   Pain scribbled signatures in these mothers’ buttocks, War tied ropes of struggle around these mothers’ necks. Songs of suffering are sung and unheard in the congregations of townships and mountains searching for freedoms’ seeds. The seeds of these mothers’ wombs yearn for a freedom too far away to be harvested, but not forgotten. [...]