A beginner’s guide to book burning by Alexandra McCallum

1 ou don’t know why you built a fire. It wasn’t cold. And the strip of grass between the wooden house and the wooden fence was so narrow that you’re surprised you didn’t set something alight. You were talking. About movies probably. And the computer games you hadn’t played for years. And the disgusting instant tea more »

Matt Hetherington ~ Five Poems

It, Again like a child, naturally you want to make it new to make it powerful or pretty and be done with it before it’s ready to be free so you keep it inside and lord it over it like you’re the god that you don’t believe in … Temporary Like America it doesn’t rhyme more »

Dollarbirds by Melissa Ashley

Dollarbirds by Melissa Ashley 24 March Early Wednesday morning my sister drives me to the private hospital. My name’s called in the waiting room and I’m led through double doors, shown into a small office. A nurse dressed in green questions me about fasting, allergies, former operations. I’m weighed, ‘so they give you the right more »

Sonder: Everyone Has A Story by John Koenig

“You are the main character—the protagonist—the star at the center of your own unfolding story. You’re surrounded by your supporting cast: friends and family hanging in your immediate orbit. Scattered a little further out, a network of acquaintances who drift in and out of contact over the years. But there in the background, faint and out more »