Member Profile: Kerri Schuster

Christine Weiser

This profile space is normally reserved for local authors with new books hot off the presses. But this issue, we decided to recognize someone of priceless value to the magazine: a Philadelphia Stories member.

Place Matters

Aimee LaBrie

It was a voyeur’s dream; this chance to see how other people lived. I kept being shown a certain type of house, what I came to think of as the South Philly Catholic Italian Grandma House.

The Floy Floy

Dorothy DiRienzi

Walked from the Inlet to Texas Ave
Salt air sand and waves thumping
barkers chanting rhyme
of Win rhyme of Easy easy

Dreaming, I Was Complicit

Liz Chang

You stood overmy shoulder, goadingme, one hand cuppedon my waist, as Idecided who would die with each new shoeboxopened, some clueto their identities inside.A bird’s nest, ashes,small keys the sizeand crouch of regurgitatedmouse skeletons.What ordinary objectsstood for whole lives. The last box was fitfor children’s shoes,with a purple, incidentalprint on the outside.I opened the top,relieved […]