Summer 2018

Reckoning

The coffin where I keep my dead words is open. The jewelry box, pink like young skin, where I store trinkets is shut. The ballerina inside her pink tutu face down on her footed spring, waits for the hand that opens her. She must be tired, always rising [Subscribe]

Book Review: Jaws of Life (Laura Leigh Morris)

Laura Leigh Morris. Jaws of Life. Morgantown, W.Va.: Vandalia Press, 2018. 168 pages. Softcover. $18.99. Laura Leigh Morris’s debut collection of short stories, Jaws of Life, focuses on characters from a small town in West Virginia. Morris, who has had her fiction published in The Louisville Review, Weave Magazine, and other journals, gathers together some gems from…