Issue 98: 14 November 2019

/Issue 98: 14 November 2019

To, Not With

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By Sydney E. Beaurivage   Most readers associate themselves with the writer Empathizing with the words Do not do this My writing is not for you It is to you   Syd is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in the Philippines as a Coastal Resource Manager. She enjoys writing in her free time and hopes [...]

The Beast Come Round

By | 2019-11-14T06:28:22-08:00 November 14th, 2019|Categories: Issue 98: 14 November 2019|Tags: , |

By J David Cummings “Everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.”                                                      —W. B. Yeats, 1919 It is born, it is here, it moves among us, not as nightmare, the comforts of metaphor, but in the real of time. Mothers are caged and raped, girls are raped, children are stolen. The children die. Close-watched boys are [...]

Monster’s Lullaby

By | 2019-11-14T06:28:50-08:00 November 14th, 2019|Categories: Issue 98: 14 November 2019|Tags: , |

By Elka Scott   The first time someone called you a monster you swallowed your own teeth without chewing like so many unanswered prayers. It did not make you more human but it made silence easier, made you more acceptable. You walked into the world without bite and consumed yourself from the inside out. The next [...]

The Last Straw

By | 2019-11-14T06:29:27-08:00 November 14th, 2019|Categories: Issue 98: 14 November 2019|Tags: , , , |

By Corey Miller   The entire world was transfixed by the TV. In all languages, the broadcasters described the atmosphere in the room. The camera zoomed in on the lucky woman chosen; next to her, a polished glass and a bottle of Coca Cola. All went quiet. Earth held its breath. The woman cracked the bottle [...]