Vol. 2.1

Jamaica by Jordan Sanderson

Jamaica by Jordan Sanderson

Drama, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 Afternoon. A brick house in the suburbs.  A phone rings, but it isn’t visible to the audience. David: Aren’t you going to get that? Carolyn: Why don’t you? David: I don’t know who it is. Carolyn: So answer it. David: […]

The Cow by Jordan Sanderson

The Cow by Jordan Sanderson

Drama, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 A couple stands in front of their kitchen window. A cow has wandered into their yard and is eating weeds. Donna: Look, honey, wonder whose cow that it is. Howard: What cow? Donna: The cow there in the yard. Howard: […]

Nobody Knows, Nola by Patrick Anderson, Jr.

Nobody Knows, Nola by Patrick Anderson, Jr.

Fiction, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 Rick sighed and ran his fingers through his slicked and shiny black hair, closing his eyes and grumbling a prayer for strength under his breath. Nola watched from across the table, focusing on the throbbing vein in his left temple, […]

One Has To Ask by Jessie Aufiery

One Has To Ask by Jessie Aufiery

Fiction, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 This floor, our floor—if you must know we rent, but the place a person eats, shits, sleeps, and makes children is, metaphysically speaking (or at least bacterially) theirs—is French oak, which has more knots than American and is darker in […]

Durango Cold by John M. Anderson

Durango Cold by John M. Anderson

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 After a hard night you follow the attendant down the street-dark hall to the table where I’m lying. He takes a sharp breath like a knife into his nostril and lifts the sheet. You see the light of an all-night […]

The Difference Between Drowning and Burning by Theresa Boyar

The Difference Between Drowning and Burning by Theresa Boyar

Fiction, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 We spent the summer in your father’s deep-woods cabin, a place where I was convinced drowned women haunted each room, each timbered closet. You left during the day to work. Playing house, I read for hours, awaiting your return. A […]

Laden Bee by John M. Anderson

Laden Bee by John M. Anderson

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 The light a yellow habit, vineyard monk among wartime perfumed letters bent, the old purple three cent stamps in their thumb-torn corners, love-language refolded. What crumbled pages of yellow pollen does he seek in the seams of their black- stockinged […]

Telling the Sampo by Kevin Catalano

Telling the Sampo by Kevin Catalano

Fiction, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 2 October, 2007 Dear Liz,             I am here. I forgot how much I love autumn—the pure, honest season, not the mild, artificial ones we’ve tolerated for the last twenty years. You’ve always been happy that we migrated South, but […]

Fish Songs by Traci Chee

Fish Songs by Traci Chee

Fiction, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 The day before Jeffrey A. Whetstone turned into a fish, he was a fully functioning, though somewhat inebriated, human being. Twenty-four hours later he was moving slowly along the bottom of the bay, swimming under the green hulls of boats […]

All the Stones Thrown by Daniel Ditty

All the Stones Thrown by Daniel Ditty

Fiction, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 On the property where my parents lived when I was born, where my father now lives once more after many years away, and where my mother will never set foot again, there still stands a tall, thin birch tree that […]