Dani Sandal
(dis) Connect

Dani Sandal - (dis) Connect

Fiction
Lately (2012 or forthcoming), you can read Dani Sandal in the Raleigh Review, Adirondack Review, New Orleans Review, Puerto del… Read more »
Kate Wheeler
Hate It Here

Kate Wheeler - Hate It Here

Fiction
Kate Wheeler grew up in North Carolina among green things. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and her… Read more »
Daniel Enjay Wong
Heart of Glass

Daniel Enjay Wong - Heart of Glass

Fiction
Daniel Enjay Wong received his BA from Stanford University and plans to attend medical school. His stories have appeared in… Read more »
Vickie Fang
My Last Chance

Vickie Fang - My Last Chance

Fiction
Vickie Fang is a reformed trial lawyer with a recent MFA degree. She is now writing full time and has… Read more »
William Black
The Pleasure Dome

William Black - The Pleasure Dome

Fiction
William Black’s fiction and critical essays have appeared in Crazyhorse, Threepenny Review, Southern Review, The Sun, World Literature Today, Boulevard,… Read more »

My Last Chance

Vickie Fang

I sat on that cold front stoop, and I knew he was coming, but I didn’t think about that. I looked at the birds, and I watched how they fell out of the sky. The sky was very blue, and the clouds were big and white, and the birds fell out of the sky over and over again because they were hungry and they wanted to eat the garbage that was in the streets.

I knew he was coming for me, but I didn’t think about that. I sat, and I watched the birds, and they jerked back up, and they went down again very fast like they were toys on God’s string, and maybe that’s why He made them be so hungry. Because He wanted to keep them there. And I knew my brother would be here soon, and he had never come for me before, and the birds were white birds, and I kept thinking about them because I didn’t want to think about what my brother would do.

Anyway, it was better to think about the birds, because they came from the other end of Pratt Street where the bay is, and I heard them… Read more »