Issue #13

Rae Kim

Scenes of the Sixth Grade   Try to remember that you’re happy. Running track brings a mental hum, in which you can talk to yourself. And you’re making good grades, a fact that is a flowing spring of confidence. Closed…
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Anne Summerfield

The Sting and the Tale    That holiday I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and escaped to a place of stoops and eaves where a tiny stump of tree was the only touch of green. The book was an…
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Carolyn Oliver

The Hive Vandal   They executed the hive vandal at noon, just as the crickets had warmed enough to make the long grass sing. In the orchard the apples hidden in shadow still sparkled with dew when the breeze nudged…
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Clio Velentza

Afterglow   Early in the morning, Sis took me to watch the volcano. I slept on her lap in the bus. We got to the heath just as the sun was rising, just as the pillar of smoke began to…
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Epiphany Ferrell

Homebody   He loved the house. Its idiosyncrasies. The things that made it difficult. The way he had to coax warmth into its cold bones if he came home late and well after dark on a cold winter’s night. The…
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