Nonfiction 6.3

Idyll Hoarder by Ray Scanlon

Idyll Hoarder by Ray Scanlon

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 Nearing the end of their annual northward migration to Maine, alligators frolic with the spring peepers in my backyard swamp, and honeybees ravish the copious dandelion crop. A robust but dry spring manifests itself early this year; soon, yellow rocket […]

The Difference between Comedy and Tragedy by Kirsti Sandy

The Difference between Comedy and Tragedy by Kirsti Sandy

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 Tiffany’s 1988 Camaro IROC-Z took up two spaces in the Olde New England Pancake House parking lot, four if you counted the note on the corkboard next to the time clock: “Please do not trap Tiffany in by parking in […]

Floodplain: Episodes of ER Delirium by Tricia Louvar

Floodplain: Episodes of ER Delirium by Tricia Louvar

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 I. That One Corridor with Marine Life Mural on the Outskirts Nurse, why don’t you lay down those bombs beneath my girl’s skin with a little more grace, Jesus? Screams ensue, fuck, why wouldn’t they. I measure each skin tent […]

Where Does the Family Fit? by Kimberly Larkin

Where Does the Family Fit? by Kimberly Larkin

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 I lean back against the wall and slowly sink to the floor as the world comes crashing down around me. My roommate isn’t around this weekend, and nothing is stopping the steady stream of tears down my cheeks. I need […]

A Reason for Being by Jennifer Hoppough

A Reason for Being by Jennifer Hoppough

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 The First Visit It was the sound of the creaking floors that woke me. Beads of sweat trickled down the back of my neck. I saw her silhouette against the window. She was naked. In the tropical heat, she was […]

A Legacy Appraisal by Patrick Faller

A Legacy Appraisal by Patrick Faller

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 Some time ago, I accompanied my mother to Poland, Ohio, because my grandfather, who’d married twice, owned a sporting goods store and a cabin in the woods of western Pennsylvania, and whose lifelong cigarette addiction now forced him to breathe […]

Hemingway’s Gatsby by Jacquelin Cangro

Hemingway’s Gatsby by Jacquelin Cangro

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 I was prepared to be conspicuous when I accepted the teaching position at the College of New Rochelle’s Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem. Despite the recent gentrification, the area remains largely African-American, and I am not. On my first day […]

Out of Control by Megan Alfonso

Out of Control by Megan Alfonso

Nonfiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 I’ve never been outside of the country before. Actually, I’ve hardly ever been outside of my hometown, a city belonging to the New Orleans Metro Area. In the small bayou town that I was raised in, everyone’s Tanta, Papoo, Mamoo, […]