Nonfiction 6.2

Night Music in the Key of D by Barbara Baldwin

Night Music in the Key of D by Barbara Baldwin

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Under a bowl of upturned stars, I listen to wooden music, breathing in heat. Outdoor concerts on blazing nights celebrate June. Our Rocket Market hosts singers on a concrete stage, until 57 degrees finally falls. Daylilies, bright hosannas, thrive on 43rd […]

When You Are Leaving Brian’s by Joe Baumann

When You Are Leaving Brian’s by Joe Baumann

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 At two in the morning the green door to apartment C closes and I hear the lock click on the other side. The narrow stairwell smells like an attic, the smell of forgetfulness and rot. I take in just enough […]

The Twenty-Four Hour Robot by Nathan Evans

The Twenty-Four Hour Robot by Nathan Evans

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 I don’t do fancy dress, not on any account. The closest I ever came to embracing the idea was a fancy dress party at a stag and hen weekend a couple of years ago. My wife Kelly went as a […]

Egyptian Pounds by Joseph E. Fleckenstein

Egyptian Pounds by Joseph E. Fleckenstein

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 I exited the rear of the hotel with the intent of finding a less expensive taxi. But the view in front of me suggested I might be making a mistake. I started to think this was not a good idea. […]

A Vindication by Isaac Smith

A Vindication by Isaac Smith

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 I knew the day had already gotten underway as he neared the bus stop. He was he later than usual and his body language betrayed that something had happened. Trouble was always just around the corner with Bernard, and luckily […]

The Duchess by Rick Steigelman

The Duchess by Rick Steigelman

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 It is our first morning in Izmir, Turkey, and Mom and I are brimming with anticipation for our scheduled tour of the Roman ruins at nearby Ephesus. We are picked up at the hotel by our guide, a pretty and […]

Norman Rockwell’s Germany by Rick Steigelman

Norman Rockwell’s Germany by Rick Steigelman

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 In the Rheinpfalz region of Germany, summer weekends mean wine festivals. For my girlfriend and I, the most convenient such celebration is the one being held in the nearby village of Roschbach. Though it appears that the entire community has […]

Fish Kill by Kathryn Sukalich

Fish Kill by Kathryn Sukalich

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 I have seen the water of Lake Michigan churn, the waves crashing up against the breakwater and slamming into the beach. I have seen Lake Michigan flat like glass, the cumulous clouds above reflected in the water. Today Lake Michigan […]

Show Me the Leaves by Kathryn Sukalich

Show Me the Leaves by Kathryn Sukalich

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 My mom carries sweet corn—the ears like bright yellow rolling pins—out the back door, careful to not let any roll off the plate. My dad brings a tray of brats and veggie burgers, sets them down on the porch’s metal […]

Understanding Nature by Zachariah Walker

Understanding Nature by Zachariah Walker

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. –Albert Einstein It was early November last time Mom came down. I knew I was going to be too busy over Thanksgiving to go home, so I figured it […]