Past Excerpts

Angela Locke

Excerpt from The Face of God by Angela Locke

The following short story appears in our Summer 2017 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. Had anyone asked, she would have sworn she’d seen car lights coming down the long gravel driveway...
Jane O'Shields Hayner

Excerpt from Refusal and the Dark-Skinned Doll by Jane O’Shields-Hayner

The following piece appears in our Winter 2016 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. IT TOOK EVERYTHING I HAD TO OPEN THAT GLASS AND STEEL DOOR, PULLING WITH ALL MY MIGHT,...
Rasoul Shams

Excerpt from We Eat Love by Rasoul Shams

The following piece appears in our Summer 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download.  A sandalwood burns in an unseen, mysterious realm.   This love spread everywhere is the smoke of that incense. Rumi Daily...
VASILIKI KATSAROU

Excerpt from Lake of the Drowned Women by Vasiliki Katsarou

The following piece appears in our Autumn 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. I returned to a northern lake in a southern country for the wedding of a cousin. In that...
Poet June Sylvester Saraceno

Excerpt from Window by June Sylvester Saraceno

The following poem appears in our Summer 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. The window fills with gardenia bloom in evening. The humid air, my sister’s voice, this window that I raise...
Short story by Marisa Handler

Excerpt from Biblioburro by Marisa Handler

The following short story appears in our Autumn 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. We wait at the edge of our pueblo, on the road that leads into the mountains and...
Naomi Lakritz

Excerpt from Robert’s Voice by Naomi Lakritz

The following essay appears in our Summer 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. The strangest thing about Robert is how his voice changed in the years after he died. In...

Excerpt from The Tobin Bridge by Kevin Carey

The following poem appears in our Summer 2016 digital issue. Read the rest of Kevin’s poem and the entire issue. I have friends who are afraid of crossing bridges. It panics them to drive with the world spreading...
Michelle Bigley

Excerpt from Crecer: Growing in Buenos Aires by Michele Bigley

The following essay appears in our Summer 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. In the cold rain, wearing a jacket I believed waterproof, I exited Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires’ most...
Mitra Rahbar

Excerpt from Sacred Space by Mitra Rahbar

The following essay appears in our Winter 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. From a very young age, we learn to create space for all we do. We initially learn this...