La Creel My mother was obsessed with soap operas and pan dulce. One day, after my photo shoot, I went to a panadería she likes. It’s a Cuban place with little sweet breads stuffed with guava and cheese. I hadn’t planned on visiting her, but the photoshoot went well and it’s still early. My mom […]
Protected Land My share of the morsel should have lasted for at least a week or two keeping me nice and steady— two or three days if I really wanted to get drenched and lose my feet. I needed to float away for a little while before I could even begin to think about what […]
First Hot, dry Friday night, late September in Texas. Callie, Mina, and Emma get ready for the football game. Constrained during the week by the plaid skirts and button-down shirts of the St. Agnes School for Girls, they go all out. Callie pulls Emma’s purple miniskirt off and tosses it to Mina, sitting on the […]
Elin, with Pliers Elin, with pliers, pulled an old nail from the floor of the deck. She had cut her heel on the nail the day before; there was no blood, but it peeled away a rind of callused skin. She snipped the flap of skin with scissors. Isaac lifted her foot up and kissed […]
Two Robberies They found themselves standing over a burglar in Cape Cod, attacking him, crouched over his body like football players in the foyer of the beach house they’d rented for their “bachelor weekend.” They called the police, then waited. They had never before waited for police, nor had they lived through an emergency. The […]
Sarah Norek’s stories have appeared in The Cupboard, The Collagist, Juked, and elsewhere. She lives and works in Oregon.
Kate Wyer’s work is forthcoming inEgress and has been featured in The Collagist, Necessary Fiction, Unsaid, PANK and other journals. Her novel, Black Krim , was a finalist for the Debut-Litzer from Late Night Library. Wyer was also a finalist for the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction contest. She is the director of a nonprofit that serves people in the public mental health system of Maryland.
Cara Blue Adams’s stories appear widely. She is the recipient of the Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, judged by Alice Hoffman, and the Missouri Review Peden Prize. Other awards include fellowships and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the former co-editor of The Southern Review.
Sehrish Ranjha studied Literature and Photography at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She lives and writes in Lahore, Pakistan. “Mr. No” is her first published story.
LaTanya McQueen received her MFA from Emerson College, her PhD from the University of Missouri, and is the Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow at Cornell College. Her essay collection “And It Begins Like This” is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in October 2018.