Volume 2

Counters | Fiction

Counters | Fiction

Our reward for finishing chores are in dinged up plastic cases from the library. The movies star talking dogs, rarely dinosaurs. They have funny white lesbians instead of Jim Carey or Eddie Murphy. We’ll watch the other movies at friends’ houses later....
Stink | Fiction

Stink | Fiction

Atlanta Writers Club Presents… The Terry Kay Prize for Fiction Winner: Albert Norton, Jr.   Stink   The smell started with me. I noticed it first on the subway, though it wasn’t so unusual at that moment. The smell, I mean: human perspiration....
A View From the Sidewalk | Nonfiction

A View From the Sidewalk | Nonfiction

Atlanta Writers Club Presents… Rick Bragg Prize for Nonfiction Winner: Harry Duke   A View From the Sidewalk   When I retired, I decided to open a sidewalk produce stand. I did not need the money. I just needed something to do and to feel good about...
Sestina for My Mother | Poetry

Sestina for My Mother | Poetry

Atlanta Writer’s Club Presents… The Natasha Trethewey Prize for Poetry Winner: Elizabeth Bracken   Sestina for My Mother   When I was four, I would sit in a brown wooden chair in the kitchen and my mother would braid my hair. Then she would turn...
Illegal Mickey | Visual Art

Illegal Mickey | Visual Art

Illegal Mickey This is a metaphor for all those people who have come to the United States in an irregular way and who through time have contributed greatly to the development of the nation. Hector Ledesma’s art is influenced by western culture fused with...
Intruders | Fiction

Intruders | Fiction

She felt the draft as soon as her husband opened the front door. Hot air whirred through the ducts, the ticking sound they’d worried about even louder than usual, over-matched by a cold blast that continued even with the door closed. The foyer felt almost as frigid as...