Fall 2019

ART: The Oil Paintings of Michael Fantuz FICTION: “The Edge of Something” by Brendan Thompson“The Commuter’s Dream” by Charles Duffie“Petaki Road” by Andrew Marvin“Deep Dreams” by Jieyan Wang NONFICTION: “Vultures” by Brandi Jo Nyberg“Loving My Neighbor” by Rick Kempa POETRY: Four Poems by Esther RaTwo Poems by Kathryn Kirkpatrick“Something About a Black Boy” by Len Lawson“Navigation Song” by Sandy LonghornFour Poems by Rebecca Macijeski“The First … Continue reading Fall 2019

The Edge of Something

Despite my wish that I be called Nathaniel, Stephanie has always insisted on calling me Nate. I don’t want to suggest that she is always so contrary, and I do find it endearing now, though it took time. She has a contrarian streak in her that shines through more often than I have been consistently comfortable with, yet I completed much of my PhD thanks … Continue reading The Edge of Something

The Commuter’s Dream

Each night David’s wife said, “I’ll just help him down.” But when David entered the room an hour later, the crib was always empty. Mother and child lay in bed, asleep in a way he himself never slept. Light from the small lamp, transmuted by canary-painted walls, cast the bedroom in parchment tones. It’s like a new world, he thought, like seeing land from the … Continue reading The Commuter’s Dream