A Political and Literary Forum
In the aftermath of a flu pandemic that kills most of the population, a survivor, barricaded in Alaska, remembers her life while contemplating a grisly choice. Short Story
Maureen F. McHugh
“He’s just a kid. Why are you putting a kid in handcuffs? This feels like profiling. Isn’t that what this is called?”
Winner of the Fall 2019 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest.
Sabrina Helen Li
In a pre-Giuliani New York where pornographic theaters create communities of dissimilar people, a young blue-collar worker and a homeless ex-con forge a connection through their shared enjoyment of public sex.
Samuel R. Delany
“He says that he needs to talk to you about something. You feel your stomach churn. He says that he is sorry.” Their relationship in flux, two men go on vacation in Palm Springs to try to patch things up.
“What’s worse than any pain is being without him, and what’s worse even still is that it’s his idea to go.”
Congratulations to Sabrina Helen Li!
The funeral of a family friend brings a musical legend from a bygone Iran back to town.
Matthew Jeffrey Vegari
Sunil and Amy are just trying to find a Cambridge apartment they can afford when a call from Nairobi changes everything.
“She looks at her brilliant, talented mother and wants to cry.” A young Moroccan doctor makes an agonizing choice following a visit from her mother.
On the day the Earth is supposed to end, Karen is entrusted to open the YMCA. An excerpt from New York Times bestseller Ruta’s new novel.
“Agent Probii’s first days as undercover agent were particularly disconcerting because within the city each resident spoke a different language.”
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