Archives for July 2012

Jail

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Issue X: Summer 2012

By Joan Draughon Sometimes we wind up in some of the wrong places. Only to see some of the same familiar faces. Could it be just sheer bad luck or just trying to figure out how to make a fast buck? Too late to cry for Momma now. Got to find God some way, somehow. […]

Candlelight Dinner, No Reservation Required

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Issue X: Summer 2012

By Christine Vetere Oh how I miss the romance, the serenity, the joy and love shared between us over a meal that can easily outdo any five-star chef. The soft soothing rhythm of Sade, the flickering glow of the candles, the tender conversations between us. You always bring fresh flowers to our table and the […]

These Dreams

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Issue X: Summer 2012

By Amanda Lovely These dreams, oh God these dreams, please make them stop. I don’t want to get high no more but I get high in my dreams every night. The needles, the pipes, the whole nine yards. Tears falling down my face. Why me. Why addiction, it takes over my life. I want to […]

Blue

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Issue X: Summer 2012

By Narmeen Shkais I am blue and I am from the sky. And my dad is the cloud and my mom is the sun. And blue always plays hide and go seek with her mom and dad. And blue likes to eat noodle soup so so so so so much that blue can’t stop eating […]

My First Memory

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Issue X: Summer 2012

By Noemi Allende So I stand at the oakwood door wondering what waits. “SANDRA!” My name was called for the second time. A shudder runs through my spine knowing it wasn’t going to be pleasant. At the age of ten I was introduced to the world, when I entered the room. The hairs on my […]