Origin Stories – Maryann Hurtt

Even Dead Fish Become Roses by Maryann Hurtt she remembers in her last days as cancer slips through a back door trying to steal whatever was good but memories sustain her of a time relishing second chance lust even love and how she and her man lay on Onion River’s bank joining muck and grit […]

Origin Stories – Susan Barry-Schulz

Jones —on reading Alex D. at Jones Beach State Park, Field 2 by Susan Barry-Schulz I took your book, Love, to the windswept beach. Grains of sand hurled themselves deep into its spine. Pages fluttered— feathers and pages, papery wings inked in fire. A single cloud slid across the bluest of skies, darkening the seawater, […]

Origin Stories – Sarah Snyder

When God Listens To Eve by Sarah Snyder It’s hard to be the beginning the one pulled from a cage of ribs without the sweet smell of milk or symbiosis of skin, that’s probably why he and I began our cleaving, arriving already long-limbed and flat bellied. The only sanity would be to sleep next […]