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GASTROPODA

 

Wolves in Yellowstone by Lauren Voeltz

I've been watching Dad suffer all weekend in Yellowstone National Park. He hasn't been the same since the divorce. Our campsite is on a...

Lost in Landscapes by Rachel Canwell

We have come here to walk, convinced that a change of scenery and aimless miles are the answer, or the beginnings of an answer. An...

Cherries in the Snow by Katy Goforth

The old neighbor lady passed on a hot Monday morning. No one found her until the Mobile Meals breakfast and lunch stacked up against the...

Introductions by Lori Cramer

Caught off guard by the question, I blurt the first thing that comes to mind: that I believe the twelve-to-six curveball is by far the...

The Test Track by Emily Hessney Lynch

It was a cool gray morning when I arrived at The Facility. They were expecting me–I’d booked The Experience yesterday. “Mr. Backus,...

Too Many Perfect Teeth by Laila Amado

She spends her weeks in the cubicle, passing documents up and down the food chain. Men in suits roll past her like waves in the ocean,...

Treachery by MJ Malleck

Aunt Betty and Uncle Eddy visit me in the maternity ward four days before Christmas. My mother is going home to the six kids she can’t...

Cakes by Stephanie Loleng

On my fifth birthday, Mom made a Winnie the Pooh cake with chocolate frosting. Thanksgiving, she made a Filipino Sans Rival cake with...

Ending by Natasha Bonfield

I don’t feel well, my mother says. She looks past the edge of the cliff where the sea would meet the sky, if there was a sea anymore. But...

Brown girl in the circus by Swetha Amit

Those curious eyes. Their scrutiny. The gaze follows me as I walk to my desk. The teacher announces my arrival. The new girl in fifth...

Skin by Alyson Tait

Her skin was gray, hidden among the shallow water and rocks. Its smooth texture slid underneath the grains of sand, swimming with each...

Six Lipsticks by Slawka G. Scarso

Avon Berry Nice Your first lipstick is a gloss and tastes of strawberries. The moment you apply it, you start to lick, lick, lick, till...

Eve by Katie Holloway

The globe of the fruit glistened before her, an orb of promise and potential, of passion, power and something she couldn’t yet name, but...

Playing With Sticks by Pete Sheild

All our arbor ancestors arrived long before her house was built. Long before any of these houses were built. We went about our seasons...

Un café by Sabina Y. Wong

Today reminds me of my first time. That day, the sky was gray, where strong breezes made my neighbor's tall bushes undulate like we were...

Lying Not Lying by Pat Foran

We’re playing one-on-one in the driveway and my friend says he knows me and I must have had a reason to want the Believe In Music — 22...

Natural Disaster by Nadja Maril

She looked down at her spotted legs and imagined others examining her body when she died. Discarded. Laid out on a lab table or still in...