Serial – Little River – Chapter 16

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here. Abigail pulled the back hatch of her minivan down to close it, and, as she turned to push her shopping cart to the corral in the supermarket parking lot, she muttered, “Dang it!” She had just spotted Tammy Hall walking in her direction….

Book Review – The Natural Way of Things

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood This novel is a horror story, a parable, about what our society would like to do to women it sees as fallen. Ten young women, each marked by a sex scandal with powerful men, are tricked and taken against their will to the Australian outback, where they…

The Little Things – Microwork

the difference I’m not mad at you for deciding to go I’m mad that you decided long before you said it with words.   Danielle Rose Huffenus is a University student in the Appalachian mountains studying poetry and prose writing. She is constantly inspired by the captivating landscape she calls home and by the resilient…

A Word from the Editor

Welcome to Issue 6.3! As always, I’m so proud of the fantastic work we have this week. Before I tell you about it, I want to remind you of two things: First, for the month of February, we are donating 10% of the profits from sales of our anthology “Raising Her Voice” to Care.org to…

Issue 6.3 – Nonfiction

Taylor Swift blares from the U-Haul’s radio, and we immediately burst into song, switching the lyric without needing to confer: I’m feeling twenty-FIVE, oh, oo. My partner grins at our telepathy, then comments: “Partner, really, don’t quit your day job.”  I laugh; continue to sing, happily off-key. We’re packed into a 14-foot U-Haul, speeding up…

Issue 6.3 – Fiction

6pm Whenever I’m there, she is too. It’s nice to have her company though we are separated by both bricks and water.  I see her no matter whether I’m feeding, soothing, winding or watching the world go by reflected in the canal outside my house. She is in a room like mine, often sitting, sometimes…

Issue 6.3 – Poetry

  As the words left his mouth I felt the stake through my heart Shock, hurt and brokenness Swirled in a cauldron of confusion Who was this person? I didn’t recognise him   He seemed to know me He spat, foamed and hurled angry, hostile words With the strength of machine gun fire at me…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 15

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here. Titus pulled the paintbrush back and forth across the surface of his front door with long, broad strokes. He shifted his weight to alleviate the pain in his right knee, which was pressed against the porch. He knelt to better paint the bottom…

Book Review – Homegoing

Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi by Jennie Treadway-Miller Every once in a while I read a book so intense that I have to put it down and breathe. Or cry, or do some sort of mundane task in order to calm down. The Kite Runner is one of those books. In parts, so was The…

The Little Things – Microwork

Inner Workings I am capable of drawing two pictures and writing two poems. Like other automata, it appears that I’m operating under my own power, but I’m not. I’m controlled by the outside things. The cold weather makes my eyes sting and tear, so I grieve for last summer. Last night at dusk, the highest…

A Word from the Editor

I’m so excited to bring you Issue 6.2 of the Same! I get such a little thrill out of the issues that turn out to be completely international! This week, we are bringing you pieces by authors who hail from Switzerland, South Africa, and the Netherlands! Before we get to the intros for this week’s pieces,…

Issue 6.2 – Nonfiction

At first it’s like a regular evening. Not that that’s a good thing, but at least you’re used to it. You sit on the chair next to your mom. Your granny’s called four times already: to ask if your mom had locked the door in the summer house when she last visited a month ago,…