Category Archives: Issue One | Summer 2012

The Dog Shit Incident | Bobby Fox

The defining moment of my childhood took place on a cold, winter day, on the playground of my elementary school. I was in the 4th grade. It was mid-morning recess. And I dreaded it.

The Dog Shit Incident | Bobby Fox

The defining moment of my childhood took place on a cold, winter day, on the playground of my elementary school. I was in the 4th grade. It was mid-morning recess. And I dreaded it.

The Internet | Lisa Schamess

You, Dead Man, when you were alive, here’s what: we met one night, the second night we’d ever met, at a bar named State of the Union, now closed. Lots of red velvet sofas, very dark, State of the Union was. 1993. February.

The Internet | Lisa Schamess

You, Dead Man, when you were alive, here’s what: we met one night, the second night we’d ever met, at a bar named State of the Union, now closed. Lots of red velvet sofas, very dark, State of the Union was. 1993. February.

Mercy | Morrigan McCarthy

My hip bones ache from a night on the stained carpeted floor and announcements come in a static-y Arabic over the ferry speakers. I close my eyes again, aware of the huge boat’s pitching.

Mercy | Morrigan McCarthy

My hip bones ache from a night on the stained carpeted floor and announcements come in a static-y Arabic over the ferry speakers. I close my eyes again, aware of the huge boat’s pitching.

This is What You’ll Remember | Bahiyyih El-Shabbaz

That it was the day before the Fourth of July, and you were back for summer after living away, and you wore your hometown like a pair of old comfy jeans you’d become too skinny for.

This is What You’ll Remember | Bahiyyih El-Shabbaz

That it was the day before the Fourth of July, and you were back for summer after living away, and you wore your hometown like a pair of old comfy jeans you’d become too skinny for.

How Texas Won the War | Tiffany Stevens

Christ of the Ozarks is 1500 feet tall, a monumental rectangular savior. Next to its 340 ton concrete base, my shrinking grandfather stood shaking, his quiet voice straining over the wind.

How Texas Won the War | Tiffany Stevens

Christ of the Ozarks is 1500 feet tall, a monumental rectangular savior. Next to its 340 ton concrete base, my shrinking grandfather stood shaking, his quiet voice straining over the wind.