Issue #28

"Roller-life" by Irina Udalova, tempera on paper, 2008

POETRY ISSUE #28

Circle “C” If You Just Don’t Know

By Chen Chen
 
 

I failed the multiple choice exam. I failed to thank the driver

before exiting the bus. I failed my pet fish in the third grade.

I am failing to recall if it was the third or in fact second grade…
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"The Thrill of Her Slipperiest Flesh" by Bill Wolak, Collage

FICTION ISSUE #28

Wanting

By Noelle Q. de Jesus
 
 

Through this long summer, I’ve been desperately and quite pathetically in love with Eloisa Tuason, our neighbor from down the street. From the start, it’s been more than infatuation. Any man, married or not, can pass a woman on the street and think she’s gorgeous, and by the time he gets to wherever he’s going, he’s forgotten her….
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"Corde" by Dave Petraglia, Photograph

NONFICTION ISSUE #28

On Weaving

By Jericho Parms
 
 

Lately, in the middle of the night, I wake up in a tangle between the cat and my partner, whose chest rises and falls with his measured breath. I still use the word partner although it sounds like we are police officers or share leadership in a law firm…
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"The Shipment" by Toni Hamel, 14" x 18" Oil on canvas, 2016

ART ISSUE #28

Oil Paintings

By Toni Hamel
 
 

Hamel describes her work as “an illustrated commentary on human frailties.” Rooted in story-telling, her art practice draws from personal experiences and outward observations to create thematic bodies of work…
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