46.2 Spring 2017

Grouping

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Caroline Chavatel   Around the corner, a photograph of a painting of a meteorite and behind it, a childhood swirled into color. The debris is the art, surviving impact. Outside is a security guard behind glass, or maybe he isn’t.  To the left runs a landscape or a subway. We are either inside or out,…

Morphology

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Jessica Lee   As a child, I called all beautiful creatures she: mallard         ducks with emerald heads, male peacocks with their royal trains. All caterpillars, likewise, were women, inching         gracefully across plain sticks, nothing quivering but their soft tresses, costumes as elaborate as fishing         flies. Like women, they’d find the right limb,…

[THE HAND A COMET, BEHIND HER TWO PLANETS]

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Rion Amilcar Scott   Dearest Slumlord, I watched a most disturbing video the other day. It was a rare moment when the internet worked (yes, I know, not your fault unlike our water which is here one moment and gone the next). Someone posted it on one of those wretched social media sites. In it,…

Feeding Strays

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2017 Fiction Award Winner, Chosen by Patricia Park Ashley Morrow Hermsmeier   Greer pulled a strip of rubbery, partially chewed chicken from her mouth and tossed it onto the saggy porch. “I wouldn’t do that,” said a distracted voice beside her. Rita—Greer’s friend slash latest boss—eyed the gray tabby eyeing the meat, then dove once…

Engine

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Megan Cummins   He sits down next to me at the bar of the sushi restaurant where I’m waiting for my take-out. With a sideways glance I realize he’s old enough to drink but just barely. So he’s younger than me by more years than I could count on two hands. As soon as he…

Patricia Park

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Patricia Park is the author of the debut novel Re Jane (Viking, May 2015), a modern-day interpretation of Jane Eyre. She has written for The New York Times Book Review, Guardian, Salon, and others. Her work has been anthologized in Reader, I Married Him, edited by Tracy Chevalier; and Back to the Lake, edited by…

Controlling Chaos

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Kat McDonald Photography and photoshop. Kat McDonald is a Junior Communications Design Major at Pratt Institute and has an interest in mixing medias and creating new systems of art. Contact the Artist: Website: mcdonaldkat.com Email: katmcd55@gmail.com Instagram: katmcd55  
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