Posts tagged "november 2015"
Learning Curve

Learning Curve

Illustration by Jaye Elizabeth Johnson. You are ashamed of all the years it took to realize that the dark little marks made from your knees slamming into gravel– and your raw palms that never seemed to heal– and the blood running down from lips split, peeling, and pressed tight & slim to let out thin,...
Middle School Obsessions

Middle School Obsessions

Illustration by Flynn Bryan.    Middle school is a strange time; the confusing purgatory between elementary and high school— where one enters as a doe-eyed child, endures a few years of feeling through a whole new world of social structures and conventions in this bizarre limbo, and stumbles out on the other side a capital-t...
Autumn Meals

Autumn Meals

Illustration by Ashley Amado.  Autumn has arrived, which means it is time for warm, hearty meals. As the days shorten and the sunlight wanes, nourish your body with foods that repair damage and restore the body.
Revisiting The Visit

Revisiting The Visit

Illustration by Jaye Elizabeth Johnson.   You don’t have to turn my grandma into a monster! Grandpa’s odd tendencies don’t make him a maniac! Sure, media such as movies, have tapped into society’s gerontophobia, or fear of the elderly, and ageism, but to add ableism into it, too? M. Night Shyamalan, there is another way!...
Hitting all the Tender Points: An interview with Amy Berkowitz

Hitting all the Tender Points: An interview with Amy Berkowitz

Amy Berkowitz is a Bay Area writer living in San Francisco. She lives in a rent-controlled apartment, which serves as the headquarters for her chapbook press, Mondo Bummer Books, as well as the venue for her reading series, Amy’s Kitchen Organics.
Empty Holiday

Empty Holiday

  My palms are white, there’s a pot full of bones Outside, a dusting of snow, these are unusual times. The spirits lurk, adrift under the table They rest at the base of my dangling toes I press dumplings into rolling bubbles Only to watch them crumble and unfurl
To My Younger Self

To My Younger Self

  You are so beautiful. Maybe not in the way you want to be, but you are.
Editor's Letter - November 2015: When You Were Young

Editor’s Letter – November 2015: When You Were Young

  This is a screenshot from the “When You Were Young” music video by The Killers. If you’ve ever listened to the band The Killers, one of your favorites is probably “Mr. Brightside”, a song about someone who has been completely torn from the love of their life, probably by a new romance.
Women of Color in Horror

Women of Color in Horror

  “The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity.” At the 2015 Emmys, Viola Davis spoke in front of millions what women of color have felt and lived for decades. It is undeniable that entertainment media, especially the esteemed TV shows and films recognized at fancy gold-star award shows, are...
Horror Can Be A Home

Horror Can Be A Home

  “It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination.” -Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone Fear is a universal emotion, and thanks to that, it is easy to call on...