Upstate Glass Menagerie

Upstate Glass Menagerie

What fragile fantasies have thrived in this house? (Click on the image for a high-resolution version.) April Ford won a 2016 Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase.” The Poor Children (SFWP, 2015), her debut collection of stories, won Grand Prize for the...

A Note from the Editor

My earliest years as a writer felt molasses-slow; mentors insisted that I needed to read for education more than for pleasure, and they dispensed frustrating wisdom like, “Stick with it and you’ll hit your stride by forty.” Now that I’m months...
Lights Out

Lights Out

One of my favorite campy films is Paul Veerhoven’s Showgirls. I was seventeen the first time I saw it, and it was my first exposure to Las Vegas. When I visited Vegas for the first time twenty-two years later, I was delighted to take a tour of the Neon Boneyard, a...
You Are Here

You Are Here

    On my way through Death Valley in early 2016, I stopped for dinner at Forty-Niner Café. The place was small and bustling, and I felt like the uninvited guest at a family reunion. (Click on the image for a high-resolution version. April Ford won a 2016 Pushcart...