Archives for March 2013

Out Damn Spots

This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Issue XII: Spring 2013 Prose

By Cecile Ellen Kramer A monster machine is humming a few feet from where I am sitting on an examining table covered in soft black plastic. There is white paper runner covering the plastic. My pulmonologist has the same table. How many trees are chopped down for this stupid waste of paper. Why not use […]

My Mother’s Hand

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Issue XII: Spring 2013 Poetry

By Yasuko Nagasawa I love my mother’s hand. When I was sick, she put her hand on my forehead and said, “O.K., One more day and you ’ll be fine.” Mother’s hand was right. I love my mother’s hand. When I was thirteen she tapped her hand on my thigh and said, “You were born […]

Nena’s Magic Wand

This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Issue XII: Spring 2013 Prose

By Edi Holley I turned on the TV, as I always do to watch the “Today Show” over breakfast. But, darn,–no image on the screen, only that annoying message, “DTV = C2,” then, “NOW TUNING.” I unplugged the set to let it rest, then I unscrewed the little gizmo behind the modem for thirty seconds. […]

An Experiment

This entry is part 7 of 17 in the series Issue XII: Spring 2013 Prose

By Andetrie Smith I had persuaded David to drop his studies and go for a more-or-less spontaneous walk in the woods. He would have to ignore the schedule in his daily journal that he was accustomed to following religiously. He balked at first saying “What?! You mean right now without planning it?” I told him […]

Hunger, Greed & Freedom: An Immigrant’s Story

This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series Issue XII: Spring 2013 Prose

 By Daisy Menkes Klein Occasionally, not very often, the North German city of Hamburg will be in the news. Whenever I see its name in print or hear it mentioned on radio or television, I am reminded of my brief stay in that city so many years ago. We had booked our passage to American […]