Monthly Archives: April 2013

Catch of the Day

By Erin Kuhlmann I sit at the edge of the moldy, wooden dock that extends out into Blueberry Lake. It’s part of the chain of lakes associated with Bear Island…

Mission Jerry

By Melissa Frye The bright, smiling faces of two seventeen-year-old girls framed in a clunky, aqua plastic picture frame. There we are, high school seniors seated on a school bus,…

bridges

by Elizabeth Lewis they built the bridges out of stones and other things made for staying in one place, and the people loved them so dearly that they wore them…

Time

by Rachel Reed I. Jews don’t hold open caskets but for the back of the funeral home, family only. So much of our sorrow is in history books, we afford…

Blackout

By Courtney Druzak At ten, Kelsey and I are not permitted past frayed yellow ropes and decayed wooden posts. They are the barriers to her grandparent’s pond. But the bullfrogs…

That Summer

by Alison Taverna My mother vanishes from dinner parties: card nights with the neighbors; Budweiser, burgers, tortellini salad. The guests cross lawns like sidewalks, smell of sunscreen, our front door…

Secret

by Shannon Ward It presses its eye to the keyhole and peers out of the darkness, insolent and persistent, until I sigh and turn the handle. Once free, it scampers…

Metalhead

by Robin Schweitzer This can’t be music, it’s too raw writhing heads of peroxide, heads of midnight bobbing in unison to melodies obscured.