Holiday 2015: Writing and Faith

"Suleika's Shield (detail)" © Anne Francey; used with permission

Burning Words

How heartening—how soulful—to stop taking myself so seriously. It’s like walking barefoot through a pile of burning leaves. And after lingering in the memory of all that was said and incinerated, I go downstairs to write.

—“After the First Cremation”

New pieces will appear on the Table of Contents as they publish throughout the issue cycle.


Personal Stories

Yes, I Signed Books at Costco by S. Lorraine Norwood

Theme for this Issue

An Outsider's Faith by Anjali Mitter Duva
Doing Somersaults by Laura J. Wolfe
How I Learned to Love the Void by Marlene Adelstein

Flash Nonfiction

My Mother’s Mantra by Nicole Simonsen
Eggshells by Pamela Gay
Life on Other Planets by Julie Jeanell Leung
Deliberations by JLSchneider


David Meischen: Two Poems by David Meischen


A Mother’s Magic Shield by Judith A. Ross