Nonfiction 2.4

The Facts as They Are by Samantha Bell

The Facts as They Are by Samantha Bell

Nonfiction, Vol. 2.4, Dec. 2008 January 1992 I am terrified to ice skate. The rink is cold and my small hands shake as I try to tie the long white laces of my borrowed ice skates. My long hair gets in my way, tumbling forward, […]

Your Last Arrest by Jaquira Díaz

Your Last Arrest by Jaquira Díaz

Nonfiction, Vol. 2.4, Dec. 2008 Your last arrest is the worst. At seventeen, you refuse to accept that the life you’re living may lead you to become just like your mother—a junkie, a paranoid schizophrenic living off disability and the occasional twenty bucks from an […]

Fayettenam: An Excerpt from a Memoir by Robert Lunday

Fayettenam: An Excerpt from a Memoir by Robert Lunday

Nonfiction, Vol. 2.4, Dec. 2008 Everything’s far off: it’s night now, 2008, the frogs are chirruping after a dense rain; the ceiling fan’s traveling a breeze against the hair of my forearm, and this is a world. It’s worth fighting for: the brain’s a soldier, […]

Riding with Rigas by Shara Sinor

Riding with Rigas by Shara Sinor

Nonfiction, Vol. 2.4, Dec. 2008 Rigas keeps his motorcycle in the house. One of them, anyway. The other motorcycle, the Gamma, is parked just outside the door in second gear, chained to the stair rail with soft-plastic-covered, two-inch thick chains. Another three or so two-stroke […]