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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Issue #4

An Unexpected Light

by Shuly Cawood
 
 

Sometimes I wish we could start over—not so we could change it, but to do it all again. I would rewind the clock eight years to that Saturday night contra dance, after I had escaped the crowds to cry in the back hallway of the Carrboro Century Center. Tsafi hardly knew me, but she followed me anyway…Read more

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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Issue #3

A Month in a Far Country

by Timothy Kenny
 
 

It takes about 10 days of teaching before I realize the chaos of Baku’s streets has decamped to my classroom. Our accents have begun to make sense to each other: the pronunciations less confusing, the awkward syntax mentally transposed. But asking a question…Read more

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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Issue #2

The Swim Lesson

by R.A. Lev
 
 

It’s freezing. He’s freezing. My son’s lips are purple-blue. I wonder if this is still a good idea, if this was ever a good idea. There are other places we could have gone. Pools where the water temperature is kept at a balmy 86 degrees, where the floor is lowered slowly so he wouldn’t notice the gradual lift as his lungs fill with air…Read more

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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Issue #1

Here in the Museum of Things Gone Terribly Wrong

by Craig Reinbold
 

Setting: an outdoor bus terminal and the place is bustling. S—, a native of Mexico City, has been wearing the same reeking T-shirt for most of a week, and he strips it off now, reaching into a bag on the floor next to him for a clean pink polo, which he slips over his head. He loops a belt around his waist…Read more