Issue #45

Storey Clayton

Drawing Out the Core

Julie Patterson interviews
Storey Clayton


Nonfiction co-editor Julie Patterson recently had this exchange with Issue #45 featured nonfiction writer Storey Clayton. Here’s what Storey had to say about the balance between the universal and the personal in creative nonfiction, the art of revision, his literary influences, and more… 
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Bend to the Moon


Girl Country

By Jacqueline Vogtman


The farmer was driving a deserted county road in the early darkness of fall when he found the girl. He was on the way home from burying his wife. His brother sat in the passenger seat, and it was he who spotted the girl first: a shape moving on the side of the road…
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The Thing that Vanishes


Unbecoming Doogie

By Storey Clayton


In retrospect, it seems likely that the school district administrators were bluffing when they recommended that I skip four grades. Oregon District 10 Superintendent Harold Riggan put the offer to my parents: “Storey is testing at an eighth-grade level…
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Where it Hunts

By Kelly Weber


On a day still half-winter, I hike a trail through the short grass prairie on the edge of town named for / a woman who willed that it be preserved. Meadowlarks whistle yellow holes in the air from the posts / rising out of the ground. Ripples circle outward from the mallards floating in the shallow pools…
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Making Dust Bunnies


“MAKING DUST BUNNIES,” acrylic & ink on canvas, 30×24″ Amrita Chowdhury Acrylic & Ink Amrita Chowdhury is an architect by training and a self-taught…