Summer 2017

Issue 1

Table of Contents

Alphabetical

§ Disabled by Cristina Cortez
§ Earplugs by Naomi Weiss
§ Elsa by Thomas De La Cruz
§ Growing Up Alone by Pam Munter
§ The Food Police by Teresa Sutton
§ Longs Peak – Where I Touch Stone by NC Weil
§ On the Road by Sean Murphy
§ Transforming Ourselves Through Shared Stories by Stephanie Harper
§ VMG by Vyasar Mamta Ganesan
§ Whatever You Do… by Alexandra Hupertz

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VMG

VMG

There are 18 letters in my full name--six in my first name, five in my middle name...
Disabled

Disabled

I look up synonyms in Word's thesaurus for the word “disable” and these come up: incapacitate, restrict, inactive, deactivate, spike, put out of action, immobilize, stop.
Our Birthright

Our Birthright

When someone asks me, “Where do you come from?” I answer, I was born in Tennessee, but now my home is on “Frog Creek Road.”
Earplugs

Earplugs

I was working as a librarian in the Donnell Film Library on 53rd Street when I happened to pass Caswell-Massey on Lexington and 48th.
Elsa

Elsa

I met Elsa around the same time my father met Jesus Christ...
Growing Up Alone

Growing Up Alone

When I was a child, my favorite things to draw were deserts and skyscrapers, an entirely accurate representation of my inner landscape.
Granddaughter

Granddaughter

When you were born, I took you in my arms And gazed into your wide eyes, Which looked back at me with recognition / a sense of trust;