We are proud to provide this online content for your reading pleasure. These are our 2021 Pushcart nominees from Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry categories.
“Somewhere below the examination room painted with yellow
sunbursts, near the bottom of the mountain but….”
Read The Extraction
“I met my brother on a gray day in mid-March. I was twenty-four
and living in Manhattan, in a fifth-story walk-up in….”
Read The Elephant’s Foot
“I keep on forgetting my mother is dead.
The fact is sealed: a shard in a vitrine.
Loss sews me up with its surgical threads…”
Nikki Ummel – Issue 5
“She carries the bag like a crucifix.
Like she can use it to fend off
vampires, thirsty for the blood….”
“Summer 2020. Pandemic summer, summer of uprisings, summer
of record heat. I’m not introducing it as a character….”
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