Issue 5 // prose/hybrid

 

HOLLY KNOUFF // THE OPPOSITE OF RED

nonfiction

"The thought stuck to the back of my mind like a tick. I couldn’t

shake it off, I couldn’t pull it out..." - The Opposite of Red

 

ANDREA ARNOLD // IDYLLWILD

fiction

"Should she speak, smile or cry? She stayed down, rolled to her

side, and stared at the crease where the linoleum met the wall..."

-Idyllwild

 

WILL CORDEIRO // AUTOMATIC CITY

// CONTROLLED BURN // BARDO

hybrid

"A sprinkler pops up, strobes a spray, chuck-chuck-chuck, water

running on the sidewalk..." - Automatic City

 

SARAH SALTIEL // A MANUAL TO UNDERSTANDING YOUR BREATH

fiction

"A man holds rope out to you, encouraging you to touch it. You

pretend to listen as he enumerates the benefits of different types of

ropes..."  - A Manual to Understanding Your Breath

 

 

 

 

GABRIELA FRANK // SIXTEEN

nonfiction

"After having sex dozens of times, I still wasn’t sure I knew what it

meant: could my eyes now discern good from evil?- Sixteen

 

"Dead Deer" by Mary Curtin

MARCIA DESANCTIS // WHEN AND IF

fiction

"Daniel held the mango and slipped the blade smoothly into the skin,

onto which trickled a thin river of juice. Then, in one motion, he

peeled it and cut the bright orange flesh into six slices, as easily as

Ellen might rip apart a clementine..."  - When and If

 

AMANDA K. BERGER // LET ME BE

nonfiction

"Before I left, the doctor warned me to watch out for depression. It's

common in people with my condition. Watch out for depression? As

if I could pull the blinds..." - Let Me Be

 

JONATHAN MACK // QUEERS

// VIGILANCE

hybrid

"By the time coffee is ready I can fake it again.  I can not love him.

 It’s easy to not love him.  The hard thing is to keep at it all the

time...."  - Vigilance

DERMOT O'SULLIVAN // DODDER VALLEY

fiction

"Fionn placed a hand firmly on Shay’s breastbone, a hard ridge in

the cotton of his T-shirt. Shay did nothing..."  - Dodder Valley