Kristen Brida

4 Poems

The kind of thing I see in movies/memories when there are dark basements involved. He sat on the small of her back, cupped her chin with one palm, her forehead with the other, forced her to watch the video. Consider the ...

3 Poems

Some Guidelines for Women After Tomas and Pilar Andres   Below are some don’ts for women to avoid getting into “trouble”*:   A woman should not try; she might end up in trouble*. She should not wear attire that reveals shape or skin; it is an ...

When My Mother Was a Girl in Montana

                                                                              Laurel Nakanishi’s work has previously appeared in the Black Warrior Review, Orion, Gulf Coast Magazine, Fourth Genre, Bayou Magazine, and the Montana Natural History Magazine, among others. She is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and in 2013, she won ...

The Healing

When the half-moon, past a half night bent its light on the red-brown building,the misery, it quickened, the despair, it doubled, grim thoughts like fiends fourscore, the spirit they pummeled. The Bonners, they were at it again; rusty springs on their ...