Tag: nonfiction

Emma Rault

Dream States by Emma Rault

Dream States Emma Rault i. My dad speaks to me in my dream. It’s the first dream since he died in which he isn’t dying or crying, or telling me how awfully I’ve let him down in some drawn-out argument. In the dream, I’m getting ready to make a decision about setting out on a…




Matthew Fairchild

Water on Mars by Matthew Fairchild

Water on Mars Matthew Fairchild On August 25, 2012, Voyager 1 left the solar system. It was an unassuming occasion, marked only by an increase in pressure around the spacecraft. It didn’t hit a wall, burn up, or run over an angel. Instead it simply started noticing that the sloughed off plasma and dust floating…




Mark Davenport aka Alex George

A Surreal Youth by Mark Davenport

A Surreal Youth[1] Mark Davenport … Among our childhood memories of significant experiences, all of which appear equally clear and distinct, there are some scenes that turn out, when checked…to have been falsified. It is not that they have been freely invented; they are incorrect insofar as they transfer an event to a place where…




Jessamyn Smyth

All Sharp Teeth and Soft by Jessamyn Smyth

All Sharp Teeth and Soft Jessamyn Smyth A naked crone drying her silver hair with a blue towel looks me up and down, glares at my Lava Pants. She’s relentlessly beautiful: strong, weathered, soft, tough-expressioned. She says, gruffly: Why do you wear those.   Most people who interrogate me about this I ignore, or deflect…




Larry Handy

What to Do When Grandma Has Dementia by Larry Handy

What to Do When Grandma Has Dementia Larry Handy The Woman in the Corner When Grandma stares, points at and talks to the invisible woman in the corner holding a baby, just ignore her. Don’t be afraid, even if it is 10 p.m. and you’ve just finished watching Paranormal Activity. Grandma will grab your arm…