Issue 30

“But it wasn’t Death that Verchel heard because Death doesn’t sing like an angel, doesn’t announce his coming with song.”

THE LAST BALLAD, Wiley Cash

The Last Ballad

The Last Ballad

Book review The Last Ballad Wiley Cash William Morrow 2017, 384 pp., $16.60 Wiley’s Cash’s third novel, The Last Ballad, confirms him as a major voice in contemporary American fiction, and especially among those writers with their eyes on the plight of America’s...
I’m Here

I’m Here

Cold air poured through the busted window. A chair lay on its side. A half-empty bottle of Jim Beam was on the table. Blood dripped off of Jimmy Furlong’s hands as Casey handcuffed him. Furlong’s wife, Sonya, stood just out of reach in the doorway to the kitchen,...
A Person

A Person

Since a child is born, he is a person. He is a human with his own opinion. It’s not his fault you’ve failed with your own dreams. He’s not obliged to be the one you dreamt to be. Let little persons be themselves; it’s their right. Teach the little person to make his...