Kristen Brida

Lithium // Unobtainium

// Unobtainium Science fiction always begins after an unethical decision. For the greater good, greater bad, greater neutrality of some alien race who may or may not have feet or heads or elbows. Or people who may or may not have ...

Letter From One Who Knows

                                                                                                        Zoë Brigley Thompson is a native of Wales but is now Visiting Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University where she works in Literature and Sexuality Studies. She has two award-winning poetry collections published in the UK: The Secret (2007) ...

This Could Have Happened to You

We were outside an antiques and oddities shop, somewhere in New Hampshire, when I said, Look, it’s not my fault, it never was my fault and it will never be my fault. He danced his fingertips up and down the ...

How it Goes

It would be nice, all these years later, for her to write down how it got to this point. But on her page, there are only the words of Leonard Cohen—words, it seems, everyone quotes now: There is a crack ...

The Contact Imperative

She emerges wearing a welder’s mask (I try not to stare) because the blood will splatter under her electric drill—a Black & Decker used to filter flesh and bone from infection, keening into the body, uninvited. She is a dyke, short and mean. Tuesdays, I file ...