Category Archives: Issue Two | Fall 2012

My Year With Marie | Julie S. Bettinger

“I didn’t have but one bath for three months last summer,” the old woman announces, a few minutes after we’ve met. Marie sits in a black chrome wheelchair dressed in a pale violet jogging suit.

My Year With Marie | Julie S. Bettinger

“I didn’t have but one bath for three months last summer,” the old woman announces, a few minutes after we’ve met. Marie sits in a black chrome wheelchair dressed in a pale violet jogging suit.

Christian | Sarah Penney

Christian is all ebony, hair thick and exuberant; when she speaks about sex, she dulls and lights up at the same time. Christian’s first girlfriend was a white girl with red hair and freckles.

Christian | Sarah Penney

Christian is all ebony, hair thick and exuberant; when she speaks about sex, she dulls and lights up at the same time. Christian’s first girlfriend was a white girl with red hair and freckles.

Survivors | Faye Rapoport DesPres

My father once threatened to beat Danny to a pulp, but at eighty-two he suffers from tremors. The tremors are getting worse. Last time I visited, his shoulders moved from side to side.

Survivors | Faye Rapoport DesPres

My father once threatened to beat Danny to a pulp, but at eighty-two he suffers from tremors. The tremors are getting worse. Last time I visited, his shoulders moved from side to side.

The Magnificent Joke | Sarah Penney

He seemed upset that I wouldn’t take the last seat on the bus, until he noticed the elderly man with the strings of silver hair climb aboard. “Does that vitamin water give you energy?” he asked me.

The Magnificent Joke | Sarah Penney

He seemed upset that I wouldn’t take the last seat on the bus, until he noticed the elderly man with the strings of silver hair climb aboard. “Does that vitamin water give you energy?” he asked me.