Runaway Parade
     
RUNAWAY PARADE ISSUE TWENTY-FOUR, MAY 1, 2012

happy anniversary!
May 1st marks the one year anniversary of Runaway Parade! To celebrate, we have put together a collection of works from some of our most seasoned contributors that have been published on the site. Enjoy!

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.


Jackalopes
ANDREW BAILEY
Fiction: One more antler to glue and he’d call it a day. It was the week after the state fair, and tourists had bought up most of his pets. He’d been in the workshop all day, gluing antlers to the heads of stuffed jackrabbits.

Sidewalk Chalk
PATRICK METZGER
Song: Cold just like the pavement
Underneath the stars–
A roadside that's been littered
With lonely thoughts and old cigars.

Much; Much
KATHLEEN MCHALE
Poetry and Video:
Fingers grip slick ceramic, sun glow, witch branch outline.

Solomon
Shootout
HANA FRUCHTENICHT
Silk-screen Print, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

runaway parade
Hazel November 6, 1940
EMILY DUNNE
A mourning portrait of a canadian immigrant.
Mixed Media, silver gelatin print, wood, hair, 5 x 5 inches


runaway paradeOutside Harmony,
Inner Peace

ANNI ZHU
Nonfiction: I moved to Shanghai last summer. What follows is a tale of discoveries and adjustments, and tricky neighborly relationships.

Solomon
Pure
INAS AL-SOQI
Collage-book and Magazine Cuttings

Holy Trinity
MOLLY RECTOR
Painting and Collage


Dan Tanas
TESS CUTLER
Painting and Collage

Autumn Conversation
ERIN LYNN
Poem: When you raised your glass to the highline
I watched the beauty you’d borrowed from
your lover’s eyes drain right from your face
and you painted it instead with grime of this city.
Two Feet No Seat
LISA CHODORKOFF
Fiction: I still haven’t eaten starfish on a stick; the way their star-tipped fingers and elbows shrivel around the wooden spear leaves my mouth with an anticipatory dry guilt.
The Hardest Part
ELENA TOWERS
Nonfiction: Even her fur felt strange, foreign. For a few weeks, maybe even a month after she died I would, if only for a few seconds, forget that she had died.

"Does This Suit Make My Benjamins Look Big?"
MARSHALL PRATT
Collage and Spray-Paint Stencil
Fun Times
HADLEY FRANKLIN
Fction: Big Wheel called to me as I sat. His voice was faint, but I could hear it above the buzz of conversation and music droning from the game booths. He was repeating my name again and again.
The Jackrabbit Express
SAM BRYANT
Fiction: In the last week I’ve watched about twelve Timmy Tightfit films. I have his greatest hits on VHS, and he waits for me in the VCR in whatever position I’ve left him in.
Metal Mermaid
AMY STEIGLER
Poetry:
The Metal Mermaid
sips the dirty city air
through rusty vacuums

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The Lotus Eaters

HILLARY GIACOMELLI
Woodblock Monoprint on Rice Paper
24 x 39 inches


Voices of Zuccotti Park

SAM BRYANT GWEN RUELLE
Video: A collection of brief interviews from Occupy Wall Street, New York, New York.