Plain China

August 2013

An Afternoon at the Mütter Museum for Anatomical Anomalies

Sierra Eckert · Swarthmore COllege

Soap woman lives here, shares a room with wax dolls, giants, dwarves.

Stones for Guppies

Toshi Casey · American River College

Along the creek, July clung to our limbs with clover-twined snapdragons.

Mrs. Xia

Kevin Hong · Harvard · Honorable Mention in Fiction

The lesson ends when Mrs. Xia writes in the little notebook. She has given one to each of her students. Martin’s is light blue. The pages are crinkled from the impressions of her writing, the black and blue ink, as if someone spilled water on them and let them dry.

Fat

Amber Eastman (August Lah) · Emerson College

Last night I had a dream that I was fat. More than fat: crouched on the bathroom floor of my old high school, flesh hanging heavy and pendulous. Gravity ached. Deeper and twist.

An Afternoon at the Mütter Museum for Anatomical Anomalies

Sierra Eckert · Swarthmore COllege

Soap woman lives here, shares a room with wax dolls, giants, dwarves.

Stones for Guppies

Toshi Casey · American River College

Along the creek, July clung to our limbs with clover-twined snapdragons.

Mrs. Xia

Kevin Hong · Harvard · Honorable Mention in Fiction

The lesson ends when Mrs. Xia writes in the little notebook. She has given one to each of her students. Martin’s is light blue. The pages are crinkled from the impressions of her writing, the black and blue ink, as if someone spilled water on them and let them dry.

Fat

Amber Eastman (August Lah) · Emerson College

Last night I had a dream that I was fat. More than fat: crouched on the bathroom floor of my old high school, flesh hanging heavy and pendulous. Gravity ached. Deeper and twist.