Basket Case

Vernita Hall

What he was kicking, with a ferocity more like assault than play, was a small peach basket.

Two Wheels

Hilary B. Bisenieks

My father was disappointed by my inability to ride a two-wheeler by the age of six. He never said so directly, but I could tell.

Local Author Profile: Marc Schuster

Tom Powers

With The Grievers (Permanent Press 2012), Marc has crafted a novel that deftly addresses the issues of loss, career procrastination, and self-worth through the misadventures of Charley Schwartz.

Inheritance

Maria Ceferatti

When I look at my nine year- old son, I see my husband’s face. His square jaw, his chiseled cheekbones, his light brown hair, his delicate, perfectly proportioned nose.

Gardener

Katy Diana

A stony man
fiddled green
in the swallow’s fire.

As air slipsighed,
bent his knee nowhere
and flew.