Cover design Mitch Boxberger

October Rain
Barbara Richnak

The rain had just begun, the first rain of fall, the early drops drumming on the tin roof above her head. It was october 16 and Nellie made a mental note to remember….


Sister Jewel
Scott Shulin

I wake up looking through the folds of my pillow. From this angle they look like white sand dunes. Above the horizon of my bed loom the number 752. For a second I don’t know if it’s AM or PM….