ISSUE.24

The All Black and White Photo Issue
Summer, 2007

 

 

 

 

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WOMEN'S WORK,
1943-1945
By Rebecca McClanahan


Bread is delivered in funeral carts pulled by men stooped like horses, each named Israel.

BLUE SHIRT
By Abby Frucht

I was walking along on a sidewalk. There the cigarette lay, untouched, where it had slipped from a pack. It was a test I wouldn’t pass.

WHAT IF?
By Ira Sukrungruang

For a few years, you were all I had, and I liked your stories and I liked your pranks—though I would never tell you—and we were inseparable for a while.


WORDWRACK: OPENINGS
By Barbara Hurd


At another time in my life, I might have responded--raised a sail, plied my oars, at least considered the lure of infinity.

ARCHILOCHUS COLUBRIS, FIRST SIGHTING
By Bonnie J. Rough


My parents stand together in front of the picture window, facing the slack-tide sound, and my mother holds me up, invites me to look out.

RURAL ROUTE
By Carrie Oeding


One passenger traveled with a gun. One’s right nostril was full of snot. Before they renamed these roads to make us think 911 would bring help.

NINE DAYS
By Suzanne LaFetra

Number of:

Consecutive nights she’d spent away from her family since her children were born: 2

Decades she’d been married: 0.9


WONDER IN AFRICA
By Charles Cantalupo


My taxi stopped behind a huge black limousine, out of which poured an entourage of muscular men and fashion model women – draped in a riot of bright Senegalese cloth.

DUSK, I-270
By Chris Orlet


Like two drunks on the dance floor we collided, slowly, then he dropped from view.

OPENINGS
B
y Jennifer Sinor

As a child, in church, you held your father’s hands, rubbed the wire-thin scabs left by errant two-by-fours.

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