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Where Have All the Children Gone

By K.B. Carle

After the war, a corkboard appears in the center of the village. No one knows how it got there. Only…

Hung the Sun

By Avra Margariti

Sometimes I need it to be dark. That’s what I need. For it to be dark. I lean out my…

Diamonds for My Daughters

By Kathryne McCann

Sometimes you think about her hands. Sometimes, before the sun hits the sky, you sit at the kitchen table, crimping…

The Bottom of a Well is Also a Home

By Laur A. Freymiller

The creature who lives in the well makes noises at night. Small noises as if it doesn’t want to disturb…

My Brother, Named and Unnamed

By Steven Sherrill

My brother is the smallest man in the world. I’m not even kidding. Most of the time, he lives in…

Hair, Teeth

By Josiah Nelson

They came to town, one riding a lawnmower, the other carrying a leaf blower, their hair shorn tight and crisp…

The Pigeon-Pea Princess of Sanganakallu

By Rosaleen Lynch

The pigeon-pea, that lies under seventeen cardboard mattresses, grew in the stone age, amongst wild animals, and traveled across time…

Your Mother Imagines You Dead

By Bethany Marcel

She imagines you dead in the bathtub. The split second you slide under. The gasp. The sputter. She catches you,…

Shed This Skin

By Annie Frazier

Tonight, I make my return to the water. The weather is warm, the moon full, the time right again to…

Woman of the Hour

By Claire Polders

Sixty minutes before she steps in front of a speeding van, she blenders bird seeds with berries for her vegan…

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