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Category Archives: Issue #4

Insomnia and Solo Missions by Zach McCrary

Shaking out the residue of the sleepless night before— a mixture of Mountain Dew, chocolate donuts and music—Caleb moved into the living area of his apartment. It was a pleasant little cove, well maintained by himself and his roommate. The walls were splashed in a cream color, allowing the room to seem more airy than […]

Accidental Observer by J.J. Sheffer

Mid-morning on a weekday I’m supposed to be at work they come to take our leaves– the big, noisy truck sliding slowly along the curb a crew of four burly men in fluorescent yellow vests following close behind like prison guards making sure the long heaps don’t get out of line I watch through the […]

Comfort in the Absence of Light by Sascha Frost

Darkness, how you creep upon me Like ice crystals upon a moist window In wintry air, focusing cool hands on One central point, making me whole. Oh darkness, how you surface at the blink Of an eye, as a faithful puppy awaits The turn of a knob, an ephemeral escape From life’s confounded color scheme. […]

Release the Catch by Douglas Brick

Like a river over rocks, let this ode give you a rush Of cool, crisp, refreshing relief. Too often does a man Fight the current in hopeless pursuit of returning back Over the falls. There is no return up the slope, as Though ice had taken harsh claim to every rocky foothold. Too often have […]