Listen to MT Vallarta read “And I said—” and “A Refrain.”
And I said—
You asked me to marry you on a gurney. Is this the real life or is this a My Chemical Romance song. For three hours, I sat in the waiting room next to your mother. I counted the M&M’s and peanuts in my bag of trail mix and read the same verse by Louise Glück over and over until it became paper nailed to my skull.… Read more “Creative Nonfiction by MT Vallarta”
Listen to Cassia Hameline read “A Peeling Back.”
As a kid, I spent my summers at my grandparents’ lake house. I remember how the oak trees outside had overgrown so much that when the wind blew, they’d scratch against the windows like nails. When it was raining or too cold to swim, I would stay inside and watch reruns of the Rugrats.… Read more ““A Peeling Back” by Cassia Hameline”
At night, I go into the backyard. I like being out there alone. The sounds of shrill, resentful voices from inside the house, as well as the loud clap of my loneliness becomes a dull din when I’m alone in the dark.
I feel the cold air on the back of my neck and hair.… Read more ““Delusion” by Mireya Vela”