A Word from the Editor

Welcome to Issue 3.3! After experiencing some technical difficulties, we’re finally launching this new issue into the world a few hours late. We hope it will be worth the wait! Please don’t forget our Short Story and Nonfiction Contests. The deadline is swiftly approaching! There are only 10 days left to get your submissions to…

Issue 3.3 – Nonfiction

First appeared in The Manifest-Station   Even now, all these years later, I have a recurring dream about driving alone around Madison, lost and trying to find my way home.  I am driving around hills, the lake always on one side. It all looks so familiar but I am not sure I am heading in…

Issue 3.3 – Fiction

  She makes it all the way into the room before realizing her mistake. Standing in the doorway, her arms stacked with fresh laundry, she blinks in the dim light, rubbing at her nose. Dust from the closed-up room rushes toward her and she sneezes. She shakes her head. How silly and absent-minded she’s getting….

Issue 3.3 – Poetry

long time friend get together after many years i stay at her place on the beach feeding cats, watering plants beautiful ocean view ah, this is where i’ll work on my next book! a magnet on the fridge says: ‘men are like floor tiles if you lay them right the first time, you can walk…

Serial – Little River – Chapter Two

It was Caleb’s fifteenth birthday, and he thought no one remembered. His mom didn’t. She never even came out of her bedroom before he left the house. His brothers were already gone when he woke up. When he got out of bed, he rummaged through the clothes on the floor of the bedroom he shared…

A Word from the Editor

We’re excited to present you with a jam-packed Issue 3.2! So much is going on behind the scenes as we learn and grow and evolve as a journal. We hope you enjoyed the first installment of Thursday’s new feature . . . our weekly serial. As we mentioned before, we hope it will serve as…

Issue 3.2 – Nonfiction

  I watched children as they climbed the ancient bedrock above the castle playground in Central Park; they scrambled over the enormous rock, reaching, pulling with their bare hands, digging their sneakers into crevasses, and pushing, hurling themselves up, the way my almost-four-year-old son Radek did whenever I brought him here. In the vast playground…

Issue 3.2 – Fiction

Beads of sweat rolled down her face as she stood like a statue. Any movement or shift in her weight could mean the end. She fought the system and stigmas to end up with her foot over a land mine. She wanted to fight for her country, but she was going to die in a God-forsaken place…

Issue 3.2 – Poetry

  Do you remember the day we entered our new home? The stark, empty spaces weren’t really empty, were they? They were filled—every corner and crevice, with an air of hope, anticipation and yes, with love.   The bare walls picked up those naughty giggles, multiplied them manifold and threw them back at us. I…

Issue 3.2 – Interview

At the Same we love connecting readers with authors, and, today, we interviewed author, Stephanie McElligott. We’re excited to introduce her beautiful book, The Gifts of Man, with readers around the world! the Same: Tell us about yourself! Stephanie McElligott: I grew up on Long Island (NY) the eldest of four children in a family that moved a lot. By…

Serial – Little River – Chapter One

Life in Little River, Tennessee can be a lot of things. Beautiful, for one. The heart of the town of Little River is nestled in a bend of the river it is named for, but it spreads out in each direction into the hills and valleys that stretch toward the Appalachian Mountains. No matter what…

A Word from the Editor

Welcome to Issue 3.1! We have a fabulous issue to tell you about, but, first, an announcement: Starting this week, we will be running serials on Thursdays! This second day of content will be an ongoing feature. When one serial ends, a new one will begin. In case you’re not familiar with the serial format…