• Election Time

    Allen Forrest (click image to read story) Allen Forrest is a writer, graphic artist, and filmmaker, the winner of the 2015 Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University’s Reed Magazine, he lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His Bel Red landscape paintings are part of the Bellevue College Foundation’s permanent art collection in […]

  • CHI-RAQ by J. Ray Paradiso

    J. Ray Paradiso J. Ray Paradiso is a recovering academic in the process of refreshing himself as an experiMENTAL photographer and writer.

  • The Strange Fruit of Living While Black

    The Strange Fruit of Living While Black

    by Sidra Owens I was raised by a single mother, who was born in the midst of Jim Crow, and she has seen whites-only signs. She has witnessed the rise of the Civil Rights movement. She has vivid memories of where she was when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President John F. Kennedy, and Robert […]

  • Our Ignorance Fuels Their Victories

    Our Ignorance Fuels Their Victories

    by Sidra Owens Elections have consequences. That is more than just a quote from a former president. It is an absolute truth that we are dealing with daily. Trump is the current president, and he is the current president for just a few reasons. So, he became president. Many of us are or have been […]

  • The Dead by Maura O’Connor

    The Dead by Maura O’Connor

    one by one, they were all becoming shades… —James  Joyce I fled your deaths. They happened anyway. Me, the missing witness. Michael, I will miss you most. The roses you gave me the night you told me you hated me. The song you wrote comparing my eyes to ocean my dreams to rainbow. It wasn’t […]