Nonfiction 7.3

Deflection & Return by a. yang

Deflection & Return by a. yang

Nonfiction, Vol. 7.3, Sept. 2013 Deflection We are a family of memories. Gathering dust in boxes, empty rooms, and withering minds, they warp with neglect. Mother sighs with nostalgia; each object, of the many that fill the large house, stirs a time past into the […]

Fairfield Hills by J. P. Reese

Fairfield Hills by J. P. Reese

Nonfiction, Vol. 7.3, Sept. 2013 Fairfield State Hospital was a psychiatric hospital located in the hills of Connecticut. The state-run facility operated from 1931 until 1995. At its peak, Fairfield Hills housed over 4,000 patients. Owned and operated by the State of Connecticut Department of […]

Comeuppance: An Essay by Natalie Johansen

Comeuppance: An Essay by Natalie Johansen

Nonfiction, Vol. 7.3, Sept. 2013 Juniper Tree Once upon a not-so-ordinary day, a woman died in childbirth, leaving her husband and newborn son without a wife and mother. Her husband buried her in the backyard and, in time, a bushy juniper tree grew from the […]

Unhappening: A Chronology by Dani Burlison

Unhappening: A Chronology by Dani Burlison

Nonfiction, Vol. 7.3, Sept. 2013 1. According to the e-mails I sent myself and the scribbled diagrams I’ve since discovered folded among doctors’ notes and old, ink-smeared love letters, the first year took a bulldozer and shoved me off the side of the earth. I […]