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Uncle Soul by Andrea Jurjević

They had just given him a bed bath—my mom, her sister, and his daughter. They pulled a clean pair of briefs and a paper-white undershirt on him. I imagine the TV was on, as always, that the dog barked, and the wood stove crackled in the kitchen. “It was funny,” my...

My Baby by Pamela Painter

I assured my daughter’s doctor that yes, Gemma could have the pill. So how did she get pregnant—with those pills in cunning containers. Never mind condoms or the Morning After pill, mostly too late. And lord knows what she sees in her guy with the fancy motorcycle,...

What it’s Like by Rasha Abdulhadi

You sit down on a piano bench next to someone who is or is not ready to play, and you begin to make music—hesitantly at first, and then with greater fervor depending on whether you’re someone who can love unilaterally, or if the other party gives some sign of joining...

Don Your Wings by Avital Gad-Cykman

She was so tall, all she could see of the townspeople moving toward the forest for a picnic were open black umbrellas like a carpet of mushrooms. A yellow canary, feathers puffed with rain, looked down from a high branch. In her previous hometown, canaries came in...