Cover photo and design Hayden Hubbard

Passing
Nathan Leslie

   I try to tell them it’s not complicated, Eddie, but they don’t listen to me. I do understand they only have my welfare in mind, but it still bothers me. I know what I want, what I need, but they always press. Why, just yesterday they brought me two house plants, even after I told them I didn’t need any more. …

 

Natural Wishes
Janet Marugg

A woman can live a whole life between the earth and sky just wishing her moments away. She can make thousands of wishes never knowing they are dangerous things, never knowing that wishes, even whispered wishes, are poisonous words as powerful a curse as any. …