Runaway Parade
     
RUNAWAY PARADE ISSUE ONE, MAY 1, 2011

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Ruminations on Spring
DUNCAN
Nonfiction: Spring opens me up like an artery. I am no longer trapped by these walls, the air moves through them, and through my lungs as I plunge into the city streets.

Phantom Bantam
HANA FRUCHTENICHT
Colored pencil, pen, ink, and acrylic paint
12 x 9 inches

 

 

 

No Worst Thing
HADLEY FRANKLIN
Fiction: Towns run together here—the gas stations, diners and drugstores wedged between squat cape cods and ranches. The gritty roofs slouch one after another, and Mia and I are a blur in the sleepy, half shaded windows.

AmenorrheaAmen(orrhea)
SARAH KING
Nonfiction: A familiar essay about the effects of external stimuli— cultural and interpersonal—on perceptions and manifestations of female health and fertility.

Being Taken UpBeing Taken Up
MOLLY RECTOR
Digital Photography
From the series, "Because It's Summer."



The Milltown Witch Hunt
SAM BRYANT
Fiction: Benny woke Mort up at six a.m. He stood in the lawn throwing pinecones and twigs at the window. Mort rolled over in bed and looked down at Benny. He tried to look into his eyes, wanted to spook him, but found he couldn't stop staring at his mouth.

One Last Thing To Do
ANDREW BAILEY
Fiction: His pickup truck rattled over bumps in the road as he turned off the Kentucky Turnpike. He slowed for the off-ramp stop sign, holding the wheel with his left knee and lighting a cigarette. The smoke filled the cab before he rolled the window down and looked in both directions, trying to remember which way Tommy’s road was.

Solomon

Solomon Islands
EMILY DUNNE
Mixed Media
12 x 7 inches

St. Margaret's Bay
DAHLIA COLMAN
Poetry: Standing trees reminiscent of driftwood fish skeletons rise into the end of winter sky.

Let The Games Begin
ANTHONY CARTER
Nonfiction: Before the caucuses begin, Anthony S. Carter picks apart the 2012 Republican field of candidates.

Rosengarten

Rosengarten

AMY STIEGLER
This photograph is of a beautiful rose garden, taken weeks before the Spring season.


Ode to New York
GWEN RUELLE
Video and Essay: An Alvin and the Chipmunks Tribute song and short piece for my sister, Jolie Ruelle, and her husband, Ezra Wube.

Mindmap
KATHLEEN MCHALE
Fiction: The morning demands nothing but wakefulness, and some of us can't even deliver that. Hibernation meets fight or flight, and two opposing energies miss an opportunity to connect.

The Waiting Room Has No Walls
ELYSSE PREPOSI
Nonfiction: A meditation on my love of barely crowded public places and the kinds of things I see there.

How to Draw a Chair
TESS CUTLER
Nonfiction: Disclaimer– You’re about to learn how to draw a chair.

The Cucumber
LISA CHODORKOFF
Poetry: A poem-story of a cucumber that planted its seeds in unsuspecting bodies.


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