Tag: nonfiction

Rebecca Cook

Blow Blow Breathe Listen by Rebecca Cook

Blow Blow Breathe Listen Rebecca Cook Every day these chemicals, every day this swallowing down, blue and white, green and white, a palm of pills between me and the voices between me and the monster its teeth its twisted backward baby head. There were dried up flowers in a white vase above my bed, a…




Christina Holzhauser

Dad Tells Me How They Made Sausage by Christina Holzhauser

Dad Tells Me How They Made Sausage Christina Holzhauser Oh yeah, we made our own sausage. Had a sausage grinder. Grind that all up. Stuff it. Put it in, oh, used to, years ago, they used to take the guts from the hogs—they clean all that outta there. Sometime we started buyin’ it at the…




Opinions from the Jukebox by David Plumb

Opinions from the Jukebox David Plumb Mar 16, 2014 A $100 permit and microchip implant for iguana identification? Too many iguanas? Watch out. Iguanas growing to be six feet long? May live twenty years? Terrorist iguanas? Never mind iguanas. Just take off your shoes and don’t bring too much shampoo or shaving lotion to the airport….




Which Words Come Last by Cara Lopez Lee

Which Words Come Last By Cara Lopez Lee As Mom traveled through time, I wondered which words would come last. Such unknown words required more listening than I ever before considered. I feared they’d be in old East L.A. Spanglish, and I wouldn’t understand. Or that they’d slip through tiny holes in my phone, impossible…




It Was Animation, I Know by Lenore Weiss

It Was Animation, I Know Lenore Weiss   Nested Structures Concentric rings settle on me. I am enclosed within a set of wooden dolls. I am trying to reach the smallest, the one that is not hollow.   Bounciness I gauge my days according to how they start. Today a box of Cheerios spills on…