Archive | April, 2019

Brian Schulz | Stories of La Palette

The table was lovely. Every detail was just so. He’d chosen the bone china, their wedding silver, set on white vine-laced linen napkins, and the simpler of the crystal glasses they’d stumbled upon in Bucks County. It was on one of their wanders, when their time seemed endless. For wine glasses he’d set the heavy, silver stemmed goblets, their weight being easier for her to manage. The place-setting he laid […]

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Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich | The dream

My Auntie Betty came to me in a dream dressed in a long black unsightly dress reaching the ground, with a black lace veil covering her despondent face. She wore long black gloves, and black rosary beads hung around her neck. She was walking around Rockland Cemetery’s front lawn, asking for forgiveness. I saw tears hiding over a young girl’s face. She had not aged in death. Why had I […]

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Stephen Jenkinson | Angel and executioner

This little book is meant for all those who suspect or fear or who have been told for certain that they have a diagnosis that they will not live through, and for all those who love them. It is meant too for all people who woke up one morning feeling older than they used to and couldn’t afford to wonder why, or who got unwanted news about someone they loved […]

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Charlotte Sulick | Unkind

We have a joke in my family about sudden death. “She died suddenly.” Doesn’t everyone? You’re alive, and then you aren’t. One moment to the next. It never happens any other way. When my grandmother died it happened that way, too. We went to bed with her alive and we woke up with her dead. “Mimi died.” The light in the hallway turned Mom into a shadow as she swung […]

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