Adrian writes her memoir as a glossary, starting with A and sharing her story though short vignettes….
Category: 2018 issues
Review: Us Girls by Rachael J. Hughes
When Hughes is 17 and still hasn’t gotten her period, she goes to a doctor who tells her she doesn’t have a uterus…
The Cyclops Child by Linda Stead
I was two years old when someone first noticed the squint. Mother thought it was nothing, but Aunty continued to plead week after week.
Portraits of a Dying Day by Laura Gilkey
She can’t sleep. The full moon is irrationally bright…. It’s chilly outside. She can’t stay warm, even with central heat and double blankets.
Sights of Narrowleaf Milkweed by Adriana Gonzalez
I haven’t worked out the details on how or when he dies, but I find myself weeping as I create glittered messes after finding an old photo of him wrapped in a green scarf.
The Gospel Bus by Jessica Reed
I’m waiting … while my mama picks out my Sunday School dress. It don’t matter to me which one she chooses, cuz I hate them all.
Nickel Men by Keith Skinner
It was the whoop of joy that drew me here, a boisterous din that soared above the cartoonish chime of slot machines ….
WRITING LIFE: Writing Partners – An Essay on Rhizomatic Being by Jeanette Brown
Some writing absolutely must be done alone. Hemingway said it perhaps most famously, but Kristina Moriconi gave the idea her own spin in this very column this past July.
CRAFT: Visual Creative Nonfiction Forms – A Look at the Concrete Essay by Nicole Breit
The concrete essay is a sub-genre of the visual essay that uses typography to embed a shape or pattern into the piece itself….
Winner Announced: 2018 Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction – Contest Update 3
Today, we’re ready to share the final [contest] results — and the stories themselves — with you…