// Unobtainium Science fiction always begins after an unethical decision. For the greater good, greater bad, greater neutrality of some alien race who may or
He longed to be surprising,
egged on by mornings dulled
by hangovers and vomit.
His hands were never clean
when he came home from the site.
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
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
In Leila’s Balkan country most people cowered in permanent unease. Anxious about the propuh, an ill-meaning air draft apparently possessed of ambiguously mystical but lethal
“A blonde walks into a library—” The man starts then stops. He is a man with a big belly in a dark, baggy sweatsuit,
To see more of Alattar’s work, visit her website Artist Statement The search for balance is fundamental in my work. Each piece starts
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
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
for Reshma Qureshi Mustard flowers stipple the olive and emerald fields as dusty buffalos wallow in shrinking mud pools. Women wash pink dupattas and
Death is here, and you plant tree pods for no greenness in a keening beach bleached
Some Guidelines for Women After Tomas and Pilar Andres Below are some don’ts for women to avoid getting into “trouble”*: A woman should
Cabin, barn red and hunkered into hillside, smells like the earth. Moss grows between the planks all down the hallway.
stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance The pitter-patter woke Sheila the first night. A rush of footsteps tumbled through her