Issue 8.2 Nonfiction

Carol Es, "Cabin Heat"

The Domestic Side of Imperialism

by Mariana Garciano

“A heavy grey rock of anguish arises within me and settles on my diaphragm, making it difficult to breathe. I try to breathe more consciously, deeper.”

Mountain Lake Estates

by Abriana Jetté

“Stop giving your mom an attitude,” he said, then threw me in the pool. And I thought, heaven. That was absolute heaven.”


by Rachel Laverdiere

“Were I allowed into my past, I’d salvage my discarded x-rays. Name them ‘Variations of a Lung: Tumour in Bloom’ and ‘Clouds Choking Buried Roots.’ A cautionary tale insisting that art, like science, varies upon interpretation.”