A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction

 

Issue Fourteen
Fall 2003

 

 



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Read the 2003 NonQuiction Award Winners

Winner: "The Way Fire Talks to Wood," by Christine Boyka Kluge

Honorable Mention: "Audible Frequencies," by Oz Spies

Honorable Mention: "Humminbirds," by George Tucker

 

A BILINGUAL HALLOWEEN
By InSuk Jo

Sheet, shit. Costume, custom. Sleep, slip. Retch, wretch. They still sound alike. After four years of college English courses.

THE MUSIC TEACHERS OF ST. AUGUSTINE'S ELEMENTARY
By Suzanne Rivecca

It is disconcerting to be reprimanded in the key of F.
HOCHZEIT
By Deborah Marquart

I remember circles—the swirling cuff of my father's pant leg, the layered hem of my mother's skirt.
MONSIEUR YOUNG AND THE END OF EXISTENTIALISM
By Greg Bottoms

“Neil Young,” he said in broken English, gesturing toward the money in his open guitar case.
JAPANESE GARDEN, PORTLAND OREGON
By Brenda Miller

I imagined myself silent and still as a stone Buddha who sits inside the changing seasons—immutable and temperate, even under the gathering snow.

INCIDENT IN THE LUNCH BUFFET LINE IN ATLANTIC CITY
By Peggy Duffy
My father who faints at the sight of blood—his or anybody else’s—saved a life today.

"TETANUS, YOU UNDERSTAND?"
By Ellen Morris Prewitt

The trial over, the divorce decree entered, the line final.
IMMIGRANTS ON VACATION, 1965
By Diana Kiesners

After May 24th, all roads in Canada lead north.

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