Archives for March 2013

Cali Adopted Me

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Issue XII: Spring 2013 Prose

By Louise Alexander Cali adopted me. She was a calico cat that hung out on the hedges of my walkway up to the steps of my house and began to come out as I’d come home from work, come out from under the hedge bush and greet me with a look of “hello” and then […]

The Imaginary Friend

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Issue XII: Spring 2013 Prose

By Ula Pietrzykowska 2+2=5 No! How many times do I need to tell you. It is 4. Ernie looked at the floor seemingly regretting his failure but there was a smirk on his face he couldn’t fully hide. Look. If you don’t get the homework right you won’t get out of the house to play […]

House: How old are you now?

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Issue XII: Spring 2013 Poetry

By Arisa White His reliquary for his broken promises has dammed her thoughts. How does he build his chest up each day to tell her a ticker tape of moths? All over the place they break, a rollicking guffaw of skillets. Patent leather ants cart off their shards, one by one— there’s a colony scripting […]

Outside

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Issue XII: Spring 2013 Poetry

By Arisa White I rather be inside than Get accused of looking at another man then David waits for home to show me. Inside, I have innocence. Other women are full of spine, places to go, ease and rest, and I compare. Come up wrong. Let me be kept fine like peaches in a can. […]

Love

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Issue XII: Spring 2013 Poetry

By Eugene Carrington True loves like a golden autumn leaf falling down upon coldest barren ground so hard to be found one wonders why this human emotion is hardly ever around loves like a lost leaf blowing in the cooling winds circles above the cold and dark ground so hard to catch it just moves […]