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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Tap Shake Tap

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

by Loretta Morris Sitting on my bunk with my mind racing my nerves so bad my feet was pacing Tap Tap Tap is the rhythm I can feel and when it’s lunch the food makes me ill and when I’m thirsty it’s dirty water They don’t clean the cambro and sometimes the hot pot runs […]

The Woods

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

by Edi Holley Rachel always loved the long walk to the woods and I always begged to go with her – down through the long grass, across the little stream that gurgled under foot. Past the cow pasture where grazing cows would look up from their business of chewing and roll their big brown eyes […]