Month: September 2018

“Breadwinner” by Lauren Conte

Temper your anger, that beast with no name who howls for yours. Offer shelter, then teach it obedience. Temper your gracelessness— your brood swallows whatever you feed them. Fear has its sucker-face buried in your guts, threatening your blood. Temper your mouth against mine, silence the flutters the rustles, the tremors. Draw near your downy-winged children, smell their unflaws, the… Read more →

“The Wanderer” by Kaity Butcher

As I made my way down the beach, I noticed the family. They were planted atop the shore’s sandy hill just to my right with their belongings and sun-soaked bodies spread out on the makeshift pallet of blankets. The man was unconscious – sleeping, not dead. He thought he was hiding it behind his gas-station sunglasses, but the rhythmic nature… Read more →

“The Lord’s Prayer” by Austin Shaw

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be your name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread and
forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but
deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever amen.