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CREATIVE NONFICTION

BLACK PEOPLE DON'T EAT SUSHI by AKILAH NORTHERN (United States)

Issue 1.2   September 2019

“Black people don’t eat sushi.” He said it while I was in the middle of filling a bowl with grits, awaiting their seasoning of butter, salt, and pepper (because that’s the way to best serve grits).

A BRIEF HISTORY VIA EGG by MELISSA XU (United States)

Issue 1.2   September 2019

I grew up eating an excessive amount of eggs. Actually, that’s a little misleading. A more accurate statement would be that I grew up eating an excessive amount of fried rice, and thus in conjunction, ate an excessive amount of eggs.

THE FOOD THAT BINDS US by ROSALEEN SWEITI (United States)

Issue 1.2   September 2019

There's a sort of spell that falls over the dinner table as we wait for the athan to sound. Hungry souls glancing excitedly at their clocks, watching the minute hand slowly tick on. Sun setting below the vast horizon, every phone in the house goes off . . .

TRAINS by ANNIE CHENG (United States)

Issue 1.1   April 2019

You always liked to watch the trains as they passed by, one after another, right on schedule. You liked the whooshing sound of the breaks as the train slowed into the station, and the whirring of the engine as it started up again.

NATURE JOURNAL by ELIZABETH BUNTIN (United States)

Issue 1.1   April 2019

There is a certain inscrutability in the mercurial ebb and flow of life in the woods, an unassuming cadence that settles just beyond my naive circumspection. The dry sweep of the wind’s touch is fond and insidious in turns . . .