Jacob Weber
American as Berbere

Jacob Weber - American as Berbere

Jake Weber learned to speak Korean and to love literature during six otherwise wasted years in the Marine Corps. Afterwards,… Read more »
Jordan Farmer

Jordan Farmer - Arrows

Jordan Farmer is originally from Logan, West Virginia, and is currently a Ph.D. student studying creative writing at the University… Read more »
Michelle Donahue

Michelle Donahue - Bozika

Michelle Donahue is a current MFA candidate in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State where she was the managing… Read more »
Damon Barta
Flight Path

Damon Barta - Flight Path

Damon Barta once lived in a place where he could see for miles in every direction. He now lives safely… Read more »
Terrance Manning, Jr.
Kentucky Pisser

Terrance Manning, Jr. - Kentucky Pisser

Terrance Manning, Jr., is a graduate from Purdue’s MFA program in Creative Writing (2014). Recently, he received 1st place in… Read more »
Claire Seymour
Nebraska, This One’s For You

Claire Seymour - Nebraska, This One’s For You

Claire Seymour is a student living in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing has appeared in Thistle Magazine, and is forthcoming… Read more »
Danielle LaVaque-Manty

Danielle LaVaque-Manty - Starfish

Danielle LaVaque-Manty lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Alarmist, Punchnel’s, Great Lakes Review,… Read more »
Michael Compton
The Flying Man

Michael Compton - The Flying Man

Michael Compton is a screenwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. His poetry and prose have appeared in African American Review, Forge, The… Read more »
Victor Walker
The Trouble with Harry

Victor Walker - The Trouble with Harry

Victor Walker is a former university professor and a full-time writer. His short stories have appeared in New Black Voices,… Read more »
Jennifer Bryan
Trying to Know You

Jennifer Bryan - Trying to Know You

Jennifer Bryan grew up in Spokane, Washington. She received an MFA from Bowling Green State University and a PhD in… Read more »


Michelle Donahue

We’re barreling down a dark mountain road. The engine of our dust-painted Dodge is smoking and leaking gas. At any minute we could explode.

“I fixed it,” Manos says as he takes his hands off the wheel to adjust his cap. “This time, I fixed it.” He’s been saying this about the Dodge for days. He’s less than four decades old and Greece hasn’t stolen his optimism yet.

We’re driving from his small farm and I’m inside, pushed against the car’s right door, which sometimes doesn’t lock, but seems to be hanging in there tonight. We’re all hanging in there. Me: just barely. Jael is sandwiched between Manos and me. She’s Danish and like me, is also stuck in her mid twenties, also trying to eke out an existence as an adult. We are the only farm help here. It’s strange how I’ve found myself covered in Greek farm dirt and so far from home, so far from my plans I once made with my now ex-boyfriend Alex. I’d been dreaming of croissants in the shadow of the Eiffel tower, and instead I’m here, squeezed in this rickety Dodge. There really are only two seats in Manos’ truck and… Read more »