Issue 27: Glimpses


For us, art is a glimpse into the good stuff—the beauty and pain and love that we all want to understand. It’s the longing that occurs when we’ve witnessed a glimmer of something truthful or something lovely. These glimpses give us hope. They make sweet knits and purls down the middle of our minds.

In this issue, our contributors explore all of those glimpses in all their brightness. There are cucumber tendrils climbing a fence, a missionary knocking on the door, and moments, as Kristin George Bagdanov writes, that are “held like a vowel/inside the mouth.” These glimpses, as brief and blurry as they sometimes are, offer us the chance to be moved, lifted, and transformed.

FEATURING 2013 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize judged by Mark Richard

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Cucumbers, Katherine L. Hester
Montana Haunting, Susan Lane Shields
The Wasp in the Church, Joan Biddle
This Expanding Universe, Andrew Johnson
Knot and Stitch, Brian Baumgart
How to Save Me: To the Missionary Who Knocked on My Front Door, Brian Baumgart
Paper Maple, Chris Anderson
Ruach, Kristin George Bagdanov
My Father Scrubs the Kitchen Counter, Kristin George Bagdanov
Hiker's Hut, Andrew Morris

Leaf Senescence, Rachel Faldet

Saturdays He Drove the Ford Pickup, David Brendan Hopes
In San Francisco, Terrence Cheng

Review of Goliath by Susan Woodring, Bethan Marroquin

A little sleep, a little slumber, Mallory Moran
Like chaff and grain together, Mallory Moran
Untitled, Lydia Larson
The Stripping, Lydia Larson
Self Portrait as Jonah, Lydia Larson
Kite, Lydia Larson
Relativity, Derek Wagner
Anesthetic Fog, Derek Wagner

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