Archives for December 2012

Nena’s Christmas Party

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

By Edi Holley In the magical time, the week before Christmas, Nena’s mother gave a “Christmas Cookie Party” and invited seven of Nena’s favorite friends.  The Christmas tree presided over the festivities.  It was covered with lights and rose all the way to the ceiling. One by one the little girls, five and six year […]

Fear

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

by Joan Draughon (Rikers RMSC) Image being a little girl with nothing to do in this big world. Life can seem so challenging but fear is deeper than the eyes can see. I love to get on the merry-go-round with my mother and father. But isn’t destiny the same thing full of new beginnings. So […]

The Warning

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

By Peter Schamel “Pretty standard nightmare stuff, huh?” This wasn’t the first time I’d described the dark setting of my recurring dream – the only one I could ever remember – to a therapist. “With tunnels and trains from Psych 101, it’s just missing the parts about girls and patent leather shoes, and boys encountering […]

Little Man

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

By Toni Perez Dedicated to Lucas Torres 7 years old tomorrow You are the Sunshine of my heart. Can’t see how I existed without you from the start. Now to have beholden you and held you, your are my Life. Strange how life can distance what you most adore in this world. Cruel farce or […]

Scene from a Photo

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

by Indymarie Sparrow Man I’m bored. I wanna go outside get out of this apron and goofy hat go hit the club, that’s where it’s at but from this register can’t do that cash at 0 that shit is whack. It’s 1962 from the looks of things I’ve got a few more tears, more sweat, […]