Fiction 2017 / Spring 2017 / Uncategorized / Volume 47

Encounters with the Man Inside My Wall—Jason Namey

Twelve months after Jose vacated the second bedroom, twelve months spent eating peanuts and microwave pizza under the hum of reality TV—Fourteen months after he found me jerking off to Facebook pictures of his sister, taken when she could still walk, and he punched me in the face, and she stopped coming over to watch … Continue reading

Blog Post / Fall 2016 / Literary Blogs / Manuscript Readers / Spring 2017 / Uncategorized

Above All, Be Involved

Upon my arrival at Coe College, creative writing never took the academic spotlight. I simply assumed that it would become something to keep my mind buoyant during my introductory science days, sloshing through snowdrifts of material before I finally reached those courses that piqued my interest. I was completely unaware of our magazine or how … Continue reading

Fiction 2016 / flash fiction / Spring 2016 / Uncategorized / Volume 46

Grapes—Claire Tollefsrud

The couple wanted children almost as badly as they wanted each other—their wedding bands were still shiny and unfamiliar on their fingers—so they made love almost every night in their new house. The rooms were mostly empty; the kitchen counter was white and cold. Then came the fruit bowl. The wife loved peaches, the husband … Continue reading