Category: SUBMITTED WORKS
“Before Fall Semester” by Ariya Mamun
“It was the last truly hot day of the summer. It was also the last day before the semester started.”
“Lonnie T” by Michael Cox
“I’m going to see Lonnie.”
“Have It Your Way” by Neil Connelly
A Depression-era mother, my Grandma Qualter brought me out to eat only on rare occasions.
[How difficult do you think] by Thomas Osatchoff
How difficult do you think it would be to live a zero-waste lifestyle?
“203 NE Angus St” by Marchiano
The evening struggles under the weight of cigarette smoke, the weight of a full moon— nine now between us
“THE STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES” by Sophie Mulgrew
Everything is a mirror— see how they play with the light? It is only a game, after all.
“The Night I Stopped Writing Poetry” by December Verbout
I need to scream because all I want to do is write one more poem about her laugh lines before they are gone forever. Write her the ending she so longingly deserves. But as I sat on the front porch steps, all I could hear was the distant, uninviting cicadas.
“Pyramid of the Bees” by Charles Haddox
“Do not touch what belongs to the dead,” it hums in an aged, monotonous bee voice, as it enters the crack in the wall and the impenetrable darkness beyond.
“Sestina with Tangerines, Plaster and Teeth” by Courtney Justus
Let us feast on tangerines.