Serial – Little River – Chapter 5

Jonathan turned the steering wheel to make a hard right onto the gravel driveway that led to his sister’s house. The gravel crunched beneath his tires as he carefully navigated around the deep furrows that had been worn into the road. There were trees on both sides of the long drive, until he rounded a…

Book Review – Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Balli Kaur Jaswal’s Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows In Southall, a brown suburb of London, young Nikki is hired to teach an adult literacy class marketed as a creative writing course to a group of Punjabi widows at the local Gurudwara. These women show up at the temple everyday to pass their time in a…

A Word from the Editor

We are so excited to bring you Issue 4.1! We have several exciting announcements to share with you this week. First of all, we are so excited to announce the six authors/pieces we’ve nominated for the Pushcart Prize! Catherine Kapphahn for her essay “The Geology of Grief” Linda Trinh for her essay “Sacred Hands” Raima…

Issue 4.1 – Nonfiction

  I guess there comes a time in every teacher’s life, if she taught as long as I did, when an event occurs that is so profoundly heart-rending that it stays with you for the rest of your life. The death of a student is one such event. The way one handles the situation  with…

Issue 4.1 – Fiction

The way I look forward to their visits, you’d think they happen once a year rather than once a week. But today is Sunday, which means my darling son Robert is coming over with his two children, Annabelle and Mark, nine and seven. I never thought I wanted children—though don’t get me wrong, I loved…

Issue 4.1 – Poetry

  I resent it each time I hear someone called a Douchebag, some scum, some insufferable lowlife, some man for whom the worst insult is something used only by women, something done in secret something women thought they had to do to make themselves clean for men as though they were dirty before or after…

Issue 4.1 – Interview

At the Same we love connecting readers with authors, and, today, we interviewed author, Susan Kite. We’re excited to introduce her books, My House of Dreams, The Mendel Experiment, Blue Fire, and Power Stone of Alogol, with readers around the world! the Same: Tell us about yourself! Susan Kite: I grew up all over. My dad was in the Army (making me…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 4

  Sweat dripped down Abigail’s back, as she flipped the burgers on the grill. She had left for home as soon as church was over that morning, while her husband, Jonathan, stayed behind. She was attempting to get lunch on the table without heating up the kitchen in the old parsonage. “Mama?” Nine-year-old Olivia was…

A Word from the Editor

Welcome to Issue 3.4! We have one small announcement this week. We are now again open to poetry submissions! So, if you’ve been waiting to send us your poetry, wait no longer! We look forward to reading your beautiful words. Don’t forget our Short Story and Nonfiction contests! There are only four days left to…

Issue 3.4 – Nonfiction

As I settle into a comfortable reading position, legs up on the bench, book in hand, and phone at a considerable distance away from me, three young women approach me. “We’re taking a survey for our class. Would you be interested in answering a few questions?” “Sure.” I state my name and consent to being…

Issue 3.4 – Fiction

One moment, I’m standing at the bar thinking of Brandon’s hand in my back pocket ordering us his go-to cheap beer. The next, I have two cheap beers in my hand and no one’s hand in my pocket. A wave of stress crashes, leaving me coughing up water while I hold onto my beer buoys….

Issue 3.4 – Poetry

The spectrum of truth unbinds perceptions  If you listen carefully, there is verity  under every lie that salts our wounds  Like the breaker- that seasons beaches of grit and unease  contains real kelp of solid green Unpatterned, unbidden our weaknesses sing tales of truth These seahorses of our caged soul anemones,  that we tame  in…