Creative Nonfiction
My So-Called Analog Life

My So-Called Analog Life

by Isabella David
 
About a month ago, an Internet friend’s self-published novel made its way from all the way around the world into my eager hands.
The Largest Place in the World

The Largest Place in the World

by Clio Velentza
 
I make a place out of my body for you to live, out of the twigs and mud under my skin.
Clear

Clear

by Karl J. Sherlock
 
Slumped into his desk chair, Max has precious minutes to get on the road for one of his many doctor’s visits this month, but I can’t tell if he’s sleeping or braking for pain.
Divinity School Dropout

Divinity School Dropout

by Ferdinand Hunter
 
Sometimes, even now that I’m older and freer, and I am feeling especially alone in the world, I find myself whispering the words of the Apostles’ Creed.
When We Are Alive

When We Are Alive

by Kaori Fujimoto
 
You rush from your home in the Tokyo area, and, as the train station comes into view, you see your fellow commuters bottlenecked into the street.
Sequoia Sempervirens

Sequoia Sempervirens

by Amye Archer
 
There are nights when I look at you, feel for you in the dark, and the falling into one another, the estuary we create, is still so easy.
The King of Rock ‘n Soul

The King of Rock ‘n Soul

by Alan Swyer
 
Dubbed by Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records The greatest singer—and hustler—in the world, Solomon Burke had a story second to none.
Inner Monologue as I prepare to Write My Sexual Bildungsroman

Inner Monologue as I prepare to Write My Sexual Bildungsroman

by Christie Tate
 
Regret not a single time you ran full-speed into situations that violated every standard of ethics, morality, hygiene, civility, and OSHA.
Change of Address

Change of Address

by Maggie Lane
 
I feel another body from the empty side of the bed pressing against mine, a heavy, immovable body made of worry and anxiety.
Object Permanence

Object Permanence

by Amye Archer
 
It is dark. The summer is ending, but we can still taste her on our tongues. Twenty beers between us has made you hungry for me.
Memphis Slim in Paris

Memphis Slim in Paris

by Alan Swyer
 
Thanks to a combination of persistence, conniving, and luck, I was in a privileged position in Paris: writing the Paris section of a travel guide.
Ike Minus Tina

Ike Minus Tina

by Alan Swyer
 
The first time Ike Turner told me I’d been sent to him by God, I should have known enough to bolt.
Where It Will Land

Where It Will Land

by Ann Swann
 
February in West Texas, the grass is scabby, mesquites thin and low. Here and there a slab of gray stone breaks the skin of the earth as though breaching for air.
The Inner Lives of Salad Forks

The Inner Lives of Salad Forks

by Adriana Gardella
 
“Somebody’s going to have to share,” I said to the eight utensils assembled in the dishwasher’s silverware basket, one per compartment. I towered over them, dangling a recently used cereal spoon.
Soul Brother

Soul Brother

by Alan Swyer
 
My first music video was neither planned nor predictable. In fact, it ran counter to the conventional trajectory whereby directors begin their careers by making music videos or commercials, then graduate to feature films.

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