Paper Cranes

Paper Cranes Jenna Bryant   He spills words onto creamy cellulose sheets squeezing them in the spaces between thin blue veins, uniformly stacked, marred by coffee stains and poor penmanship corners curling, edges torn, a roadmap of wrinkles on parchment skin his...
Palladio’s Vitrium

Palladio’s Vitrium

Palladio’s Vitrium Olivia Vande Woude   Through the Palladian window, one can watch her spread butter on wheat toast then carefully sprinkle cinnamon sugar across it evenly, releasing granules from between smooth fingers her hija’s breakfast favorite. At...
Gospels

Gospels

Gospels Logan Pritchard The mirror on my bookshelf is angled so that, if I don’t stand just in front of it, I’ll never see more than the ceiling. I don’t know Why I tilted it like that, only that I like the way it shines when The light casts over it. I used to have a...
City People

City People

Photograph by Glen Walker City People Perri Nelson we were city people that much had always been clear on her eighteenth birthday my mother had packed her suitcase slammed it shut with a crash that never stopped echoing in the memories of her family the ones who had...
Small Means Fragile

Small Means Fragile

Photograph by Leela Ghaemmaghami Small Means Fragile Madeline Mitchem When you’re small like me you’re told what you can and can’t do you can’t fight or be intimidating, you can’t lift anything more than 10 pounds. But you can sit there quietly. They assume you’re as...
Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Photograph by Sydney Nicholson Growing Pains Kamryn Crossman The winds become a wolf’s cry and sirens screech echoing through the barren town that hides down beneath the compacted dirt. Dry lightning cracks along a ghastly sky. Her brother’s face soaked with the...