Month: March 2018

  • “The Center of Dirty”

    “The Center of Dirty”

    “Rachel hung up on her mother while she was telling Rachel about her niece’s birthday party. The abrupt silence was packed with glass. Rachel stared at the dark screen of her phone until the greasy prints bothered her. She wiped the phone across her jeans and set it face down on the table. It rang. She brushed at crumbs.”

  • Sunday Task

    Sunday Task

    How to group poems into manuscripts that will go out to several potential markets? I have no idea.

  • “Nervous Bambi”

    “Nervous Bambi”

    “He blinks and I’m not sure if he’s trying / to embarrass me or if he’s confused by me, too. / He has to be lying.”

  • Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Book cover of Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli with stylized cutout of teenage boy in dark clothes with no head and a dialogue box including title against a red background Simon and the other characters are the highlight of Simon vs the Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, about a high school student on the verge of coming out as gay dealing with doubt, first love, and blackmail.

  • Review: The World to Come: Stories by Jim Shepard

    Review: The World to Come: Stories by Jim Shepard

    Book cover of The World to Come: Stories by Jim Shepard with the title text displaying an image of the blue sky and clouds against a black background Every single story in this collection of historical fiction and contemporary fiction pieces is breathtaking, full of incredible and often all-too-real details, and features characters (whether based on real people or not) that leap off the page.