Lucky You

Lois Taylor

Tomorrow she’ll get up early, ride so long that she’ll be bicycling in her dreams. But as she approaches the house, she wonders, what has she changed by spending this money? Nothing. Just another distraction, like Rafe’s Camaro...

Mermaid and Knife

Caitlin Horrocks

All axe-work, he says, the beams and the thousands of wooden shingles covering the roof and walls. The beams in the newer bays are shorter, mounted on stone footings, and do not match the towering straight oaks of the old nave...

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Rainy Day Gauges of the Grey Area — My charge///practicum>>> Experience

Lauren Greve

Our tendency to keep changing our minds was perhaps the most revealing aspect of Gauging the Grey Area—to keep our minds open and to continue the discussion amongst artists...

Chances Dances – Magic as a Survival Tactic

Adrienne Perry

Italicized, in a font distinct from the rest of the cover text, “you are invited” had me thinking “garden party,” or actually, just “party.” Literal in my following of this theme, I…

I Pine, I Sigh, Please Pass the Mayo: What Sitcoms Can Teach Writers of Literary Fiction

Laura Jok

The corniness and implausibility of melodrama stems from a form of narcissism—a fictional world that conforms too completely to the character's emotional state, indicating a micromanaging…