Small Fry

by Genelle Chaconas Small Fry The biggest thing about me has always been my voice too loud too brash too much for indoors too much for polite conversation for the shape of my body outspoken incorrect subversive and aggressive my size surprises those who have only heard me speak over …

Petras

by Alexander Albatross Petras It is two in the early, early morning in Alytus, Lithuania. My exceptional, unconventional toy-crafting business (and consequently my residence) is where one would look for me during these rayless hours. Not that anyone has ever set foot to the cobblestone or the circuitous steps that …

May Gray

by Laryssa Wirstiuk May Gray May had been my favorite month, but it’s no longer relief. What I miss is exiting a house party for the fire escape, where winter air is a knife slicing a farmers market nectarine. I miss watching the guests from outside and knowing they’ll be …

I’ll Never Admit This

by Laryssa Wirstiuk I’ll Never Admit This I don’t exactly seek evidence of seasons, but I’m a consumer of media: a world exists. I’m watching a video about a young woman from Harbin, China, famous for its Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. I want to know if she feels uncomfortable …

Climate Change

by Laryssa Wirstiuk Climate Change Is all this worth missing a few days in September? The light is different; nights smell like the inside of a welded metal pipe, and I’ll be first to become small enough to slip inside and emerge dancing. Is California a favorable land for pumpkin …