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July 30, 2019

Rosie’s

Christine Taylor 

There’s a place down on old Route 66 out past free standing houses in The-Middle-of-Nowhere, Nevada, called Rosie’s.  If you’re driving at night, you barely even notice the big acrylic sign bearing a red rose in bloom along with the name of the...

July 27, 2019

 "INSATIABLE" BY KILEY LEE

ISSUE FIVE: HUNGER

Letter from the Editor

A woman gnaws away at herself, each anxious bite at her lip or inner cheek diminishing her.

Mile-a-minute devours a city, leaving people fumbling to figure out the new plant-based ecosystem.

A chef steals...

July 27, 2019

  

The world tastes of metal 

Evan James Sheldon 

The group of children scrambled and jumped and played their way through the orchard, occasionally lounging in the shade or hitting tree trunks with fallen branches. The orchard hummed gently—a deep buzz thrummed above...

July 27, 2019

Cover art: "Insatiable" by Kiley Lee 

ISSUE FIVE: HUNGER 

Main Editor: Charlie Allison 

Letter from the Editor

Meat-Hook Hungers - Alison Gerhard

the food I eat in secret - Rebecca Kokitus

paired w/ 

"Dinner with Diderot" - Elle Danbury

Better to Eat You With - Hannah Gordon

Wh...

July 27, 2019

When Shadow-Beasts Stalk 

Malina Douglas 

"Quick, get in—"

He slams the door behind me.

"Why?" I saw nothing

in the twist of brush;

the rain-dark, spindly branches.

"Creatures," he mutters,

stirring to life the embers.

I squint and frown

but see only black

through the frosted and...

July 27, 2019

Five Scenarios for Three Sisters 

Joanna C. Valente 

i.

Easy to imagine them as horses:

storm jaws eclipse, grass cools on their hinds;

they momentarily forget how to stand.

ii.

If they were a surgeon's hands: a husband wakes

from bypass to find he loves his wife more than his...

July 27, 2019

Better to Eat You With 

*Originally appeared in Jellyfish Review 

Hannah Gordon 

I. Prep

At nineteen you start dating a sous chef, and he teaches you words like emulsion and dredge and chiffonade and crème anglaise. You like the last one the best becaus...

July 27, 2019

Green Day 

Logan Rie Webster 

Kris tried to imagine what Philadelphia would have looked like Before. Her parents had barely survived the cataclysm, and had told her stories from Before, but she could never picture it in her mind’s eye. All she could see was what this pla...

July 27, 2019

Meat-Hook Hungers 

Alison Gerhard 

Based on a true obsession

            I started chewing on my cheek.

It’s a small quirk, and really, who can blame me? I fidget with every part of my body, run my hands through shaved hair, twirl pencils, jitter l...

July 27, 2019

Between Four and Six 

Katharine Coldiron 

Every afternoon between 4 and 6, I get so hungry I cannot sit still. Nothing I eat satisfies me, not toast or cheese or peanut butter or fruit or an entire bag of microwaved popcorn. 

My boyfriend asked me to stop buying chips and...

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