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THE MAN I NEVER MET // Part 2

THE MAN I NEVER MET // Part 2

Chapter Three — Monday What was I thinking? The mud from the river would act to preserve the body, not break it down. I had not been careful enough. It wasn’t until [Read On…]
The One That Got Away —  I Hope

The One That Got Away — I Hope

How I drove through the matrix on the way to Los Angeles. She called when I was in the car with my Mother, with a trunk full of groceries, two years ago. [Read On…]
THE MAN I NEVER MET // Part 1

THE MAN I NEVER MET // Part 1

Hexagram 16 is named 豫(yù), “Providing-For.” Other translations include “enthusiasm” and “excess.” Chapter Five — One Week Later Time’s up, said the guard. She took out a lipstick and pushed up the [Read On…]
Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Featured Image by Beatriz Albuquerque There are worse ways to spend an evening than hearing Bob-Bob tell the story about the time he brought a cow’s eyeball to school, and the kids [Read On…]
Aqualair

Aqualair

Illustration and short story by Jen Scholten I fell into a pool when I was young, as I fell into so many bodies of water in my youth. I was born on [Read On…]
An Equal Send-Off

An Equal Send-Off

The Portland Thorns played their last home game for 2015 to a sold-out arena. Two hours before a Thorn’s or Timber’s game, the national anthem is rehearsed at Providence Park. I live three blocks from the [Read On…]
Astronaut Austin

Astronaut Austin

Astronaut Austin was in over his head. He didn’t quite know it at the time, as his ethereal and cosmological voyage was just beginning, but to see this fresh-faced, possibly-pretentious young man [Read On…]
I’m Writing a Story

I’m Writing a Story

My boyfriend is writing a story about a Native fisherman and his son. It is raining a lot and Portland is pale faced, getting puffy, she wears her clouds like a muu [Read On…]
Two Days A Thorn

Two Days A Thorn

Kathleen Dolan tries out for a National Women’s Soccer League championship team, the Portland Thorns. Ten years ago now, at a public college in Southeastern New York, I played my best soccer during [Read On…]