SEP TEPY (The First Time)1

Caitie Barrett

If we assume two things—one, that the best place to start is the beginning, and two, that the Heliopolitan Cosmogony is accurate—then we ought to start with an androgynous figure masturbating.

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.