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Family Echo

Waves of sound beat against the shores of the heart, returning as echoes transformed into electrical signals, and then, an image. A wand in the hands of a tech...

Nuisance

On his way home from the ceremony, Ah Gong studies his Red Star Award for Outstanding Teaching. He pets the ridges of the wax stamp, the cocky tail of the supe...

The Road Ahead

I took the ramp hard, swerved back and forth over the rumble strip as we exited the highway. Onward, a New York City reservoir on my right, down a steep embank...

Leviathan

Polar bears are nesting in the freezer again. Twelve this time, lively and rambling, sleeping on our packets of frozen peas, humping each other on our ice c...

Voyeur

I come to your place because there is nothing else to do on a Tuesday that might as well be a Thursday, leftovers furring in the fridge, the haunchy cat demand...

Medicine for My Brother

Ipecac. A word that pops and clicks on my tongue, a word from the deep jungle where men shoot poisoned darts like in the movies; ipecac is deadly but ipecac is...

Visiting Hours

The children were at football practice till two and I was at the mental hospital, visiting Ryan. My chair was plastic and the curve dug into my spine. The tabl...

A Word for the Future

Thirteen: Her own body morphing, emerging, betraying the earlier confidences she’s gained. I see her look at her reflection sometimes, her gaze landing on h...

Georgina Willis

We weren’t the wild-grown, wayward girls we often daydreamed we were. We babysat for our neighbors and complimented our mothers’ baked salmon; we drove our dad...

The Big Stunt

My wife is threatening to make the jump on her 1982 Kawasaki. “You take it back,” she says. “Nope.” She revs the engine, sending our two little Pomera...