virginia   i have met virginia. she has sobbed drunk in my lap at 3:53 AM on a rainy august morning her tears rolling down my bones, her trembling mouth […]

my grandmothers thirteen bowls

“my grandmother’s thirteen bowls” my grandmother’s thirteen bowls had all come from Vietnam, round pale and dusty like her. thirteen hollow half-moons that hadn’t been full in years; her mother’s […]

Paper Cranes

Paper Cranes Jenna Bryant   He spills words onto creamy cellulose sheets squeezing them in the spaces between thin blue veins, uniformly stacked, marred by coffee stains and poor penmanship […]

Palladio’s Vitrium

Palladio’s Vitrium Olivia Vande Woude   Through the Palladian window, one can watch her spread butter on wheat toast then carefully sprinkle cinnamon sugar across it evenly, releasing granules from […]


Gospels Logan Pritchard The mirror on my bookshelf is angled so that, if I don’t stand just in front of it, I’ll never see more than the ceiling. I don’t […]

City People

Photograph by Glen Walker City People Perri Nelson we were city people that much had always been clear on her eighteenth birthday my mother had packed her suitcase slammed it […]

Small Means Fragile

Photograph by Leela Ghaemmaghami Small Means Fragile Madeline Mitchem When you’re small like me you’re told what you can and can’t do you can’t fight or be intimidating, you can’t […]

Growing Pains

Photograph by Sydney Nicholson Growing Pains Kamryn Crossman The winds become a wolf’s cry and sirens screech echoing through the barren town that hides down beneath the compacted dirt. Dry […]

raw journal

Photograph by Georgia Crum raw journal Julia Lindemann one. i knew i did not stand a chance (from the very moment i met you) two. you caught me at a […]


Faultline Marie Ungar I. “Ma’am, your son’s been in an accident.”                                       […]