Day: 26 July 2016

Chelsea Bieker

After I moved to Oregon, away from California for the first time, Granny came up for a visit. This was a few years ago and I was still living under the swell of hope a move can bring.

Lauren Barbato

What the boys did not hear from the girls, and what the girls did not hear from the boys, was the shattering, shattering, shattering. Only the Revere girl could hear it. Only the Wellesley boy could make her lips unkissable, but not sealed. And she said, you can’t leave here the way you are. And he said, I thought, I thought you knew. Didn’t you?What the boys did not hear from the girls, and what the girls did not hear from the boys, was the shattering, shattering, shattering. Only the Revere girl could hear it. Only the Wellesley boy could make her lips unkissable, but not sealed. And she said, you can’t leave here the way you are. And he said, I thought, I thought you knew. Didn’t you?

Josefine Klougart

The bark of the apple tree is black; alone in the garden, black. It cuts into the winter like calligraphy. The winter paints white dogs yellow and makes the night luminous and in a way unreal, anesthetized sleep blowing through the streets, a flood of quiet, quiet.

Cason Sharpe

Outside Sky Bar, we smoke a cigarette, take a few snaps, try to hype each other up. Everyone on St Catherine is just in their civilian drag. We definitely stand out. Nobody shaved their facial hair so pieces of wig keep getting caught in our beards.

Max Cohen

and you told me you hated
my cigarettes but missed me
very much and I tried to say
the same thing back but
couldn’t stop coughing.

Justine Champine

She peels down the steps past the same planets she saw on her way up. The land beneath her gradually comes into focus; a group of seagulls picking at something in the sand, the grid of sidewalks. She thinks that when she gets home she will bake her mother a pink cake with five layers.