Issue 51: 14 Dec 2017

/Issue 51: 14 Dec 2017

Two Poems by Laura Orem

By | 2017-12-12T14:13:04+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 51: 14 Dec 2017|Tags: , , , |

Letter from Guantanamo Seasons don’t matter except for the discomfort they bring. June is just hotter. The Caribbean thuds against Cuba, steaming like soup, saltier than our tears, if anyone cried here. Whether we bear it or not, the pain continues. The interrogator takes his work as seriously as Michaelangelo considered the perfect pink of [...]

Comments Off on Two Poems by Laura Orem

Civil Discourse in the Trumpocalypse

By | 2017-12-12T14:04:20+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 51: 14 Dec 2017|Tags: , |

By Sara Marchant   My brother Marvin is calling me, and, as usual, I debate whether to answer the phone. My mother claims she never had an affair with Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David, but my brother is so similar to the self-centered, self-absorbed, neurotic nervous maniac David, that I’m not sure I believe her. I [...]

Comments Off on Civil Discourse in the Trumpocalypse

Cast

By | 2017-12-12T22:31:03+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 51: 14 Dec 2017|Tags: , , |

By Ruth Nolan Many bones have been broken here in the tricky Mojave River quicksand, huge Cottonwood trees taken down, gnawed low to the marrow by beavers. Behind me, the shadow of a man, his fishing pole slung across his shoulder. He tells me he will catch crawdads first, skin and fry a trout or two [...]

Comments Off on Cast

Coconut Boys

By | 2017-12-18T08:12:11+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 51: 14 Dec 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt   Mr. Phan stands and faces the passengers, his small frame mostly hidden by his seat back, a microphone in his hand. He blinks through thick, round glasses. Nodding in one direction, his eyes grow large; in another, bisected. On his periphery, rice fields blur by, water buffalo, shrines sending the smoke of [...]

Comments Off on Coconut Boys