fbpx
>

Exploring the art of prose

Menu

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Image is a photograph of transparent pages with sketches of parts of the human skeleton; title card for the flash essay "Even Though He Fell" by Maxwell Suzuki.

Even Though He Fell by Maxwell Suzuki

November 16, 2022

  My father, after slipping backward on a stretch of rooted Alaskan ice and hitting his head, miraculously walks the three miles to get back home—heavily concussed and alone—with our two unleashed labs directing him in the winter dark. He…

Read More
Image is a photograph of green mangos in a dark bowl; title card for the new flash essay "Sometimes I Feel Lonely in the Diaspora Because I Don't Have a Mango Poem, So I Wrote a Mango Story" by Minyoung Lee.

Sometimes I Feel Lonely in the Diaspora by Minyoung Lee

November 2, 2022

  This is a story about oranges. The fruit the rich kids ate when the rest of us ate mandarins. Those kids were nicknamed Orenji-jok and rode fancy cars in Apgujeong. We waited for the winter to buy boxes of…

Read More
alt image: image is a color photograph of an orange origami flower; title card for a new essay, "Paper Flowers" by Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez

Paper Flowers by Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez

September 21, 2022

  1. I’m on the 7 train on my way to Manhattan from Queens. My AirPods blast Cardi B’s “I Like It” as I squeeze my way through the crowded car, not liking the pushing and the pulling as I…

Read More
alt text: image is a color photograph of a clear light bulb; title card for the flash essay "Our Therapists Will Tell Us to Call It an Inpatient Facility" by Max Hunt

Our Therapists Will Tell Us to Call It an Inpatient Facility by Max Hunt

September 14, 2022

  Sunday. None of the puzzles here have all their pieces. The coloring sheets say HAPPY EASTER or HE IS RISEN—it’s January—in that swoopy bubble font usually exclusive to Sunday school worksheets. The staff never remembers to set out new…

Read More
alt text: image is a color photograph of several dilapidated doors open in a hallway; title card for the new creative nonfiction piece, "The Writer," by Matthew Raymond

The Writer by Matthew Raymond

August 24, 2022

  I never met Paul Bowles, but he was still alive when I passed through Morocco in the summer of 1998. He died the following year, and it is one of my great regrets, these twenty years later, that I…

Read More
alt text: image is a color drawing of plants with red accents; title card for "Weeds" by Chelsea Biondolillo

Weeds by Chelsea Biondolillo

August 22, 2022

  January 2021 Today is a day when I hate my house, I hate it for all the things it will never be. For ceilings that are too high for lights in one room and too low for lights in…

Read More
alt text: image is a color photograph of hanging flower baskets in a nursery; title card for the flash CNF piece "From the Earth" by Randy Nelson

From the Earth by Randy Nelson

August 10, 2022

  In the gathering dusk of an afternoon that still lingers, I followed my father into the woods. He had not prospered in his first attempt to start a nursery business, the crimson-budded azalea liners withering only days after he…

Read More
alt text: image is a black-and-white image of the back of a woman's head; title card for "All the Women I Know" by Christine Hume & Laura Larson

All the Women I Know (Sandra, Dani, Roma, Alex) by Christine Hume and Laura Larson

August 8, 2022

  After Lorna Simpson’s Head on Ice series and using language from testimonies of eleven Jane Does in the lawsuit against the handling of their sexual assault cases at Eastern Michigan University. Sandra No woman I know got ready with…

Read More
alt text: image is blurred, grayed screenshot of a government census form; title card for Jade Hilde's "Census"

Census by Jade Hidle

August 1, 2022

  They always knock with questions and promises. They assure me that checking these boxes will only take a few. forward. minutes. But time winds serpentine when so many voices crescendo with each box that asks me to fit inside.…

Read More
alt text: image is a color photograph of a wood paneled apartment building; title card for the creative nonfiction piece "Deaf Rage" by Ross Showalter

Deaf Rage by Ross Showalter

July 27, 2022

Content Warnings—ableism, audism   We corner our resident assistant right outside her dorm room. Her back presses flat against the door. Her hands come up. She is ready to escape, but she is also ready to give a reason. I…

Read More