Never Give Up

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Issue IV: Spring 2010

by Precious (Stop can be a dangerous word) I interrupted a debilitating lifestyle of a dear friend. He always carries three to four large bags filled with unused items. Andre claims he uses these things. I know he doesn’t—because he never understands—he needs 2 change his clothes and shoes. Everyday he wears the same dirty […]

Two Babies

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Issue IV: Spring 2010

by George Pfiffner I’m over eighty and gay. I was sitting in the anteroom to the offices of a dance studio because the massage therapist for whom I was early had no waiting room. While there I watched a man in his late thirties with a baby not more than nine months old who was […]

A Long Ago Escape

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Issue IV: Spring 2010

by  Peter Pearl Escape conjures up dramatic movie images of prisoners chipping away at cell block walls, or a daring dive off the deck of a swiftly moving vessel.  It was only recently that I met a couple who had actually undergone an escape.  The people were improbable participants and the circumstances one reads about […]

The Elements of Science

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Issue IV: Spring 2010

by Mariah Mouzon, Age 15 MRS. JOHNSON: As I was saying class, the elements of science are a very important part of this class. KEISHA (to herself): Oh, Lord! I just wish that woman would shut up! Who gives a damn about those elements of science? Hey, the roof looks like it’s going to fall. […]

Two Can Play the Game

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Issue IV: Spring 2010

by Luz Medina, Age 15 The man with the scalded red eyes hasn’t slept for days. He is angry with the man with the sinister smirk and unjustly stance. This sinful man is the reason the poor, exhausted old man is at the edge and about to break. This old man is the hostage of […]