Runaway Parade
     
RUNAWAY PARADE ISSUE FIVE, JULY 15, 2011

cryptid \krip'tid\ v. 1. a creature whose existence has been suggested but that is unrecognized by a scientific consensus, and whose existence is moreover often regarded as highly unlikely.
2. Noted cryptids include Bigfoot, Yeti, and the Loch Ness Monster.

The Sweet Spot
ELYSSE PREPOSI

Non-ficiton: I was thinking about these moments that become stories I tell other people and that somewhere else, these stories have kept going on their own and they never stop, even when the people in them think that they’re done.

Cryptid Beast
SYDNEY LAVOIE
Song and Video: A several part harmony song about an unexpected encounter on a mountain.

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.


Marin and the Sidhe
ERIN LYNN
Poem:
Marin woke at dawn and knew what had happened.
Even in the bruised-blue light she could see
the cherry stain on the starched white sheets.

Migration Nation
CHRISTINE SPINELLI
Academic Essay: Patterns of mass migration from Cuba to the United States.

Kane'ohe
JAMIE JACKSON
Photograph taken in
Hana Hawai'i in Maui

Dacia
INAS AL-SOQI
Collage-book and Magazine cuttings,
8 x 10.5 inches

Fred the Bed Creature
TESS CUTLER
Fiction: A digression on lint.
It’s that time of day, 5PM sun, where everything’s copper tone gold, beaming through your bedroom window. If you look close enough, you can see particles floating through the air…

Katie Rae Holothuria
GINA MASSENO
Pen & Watercolor
9 x 12 inches

Surfacing
ANNI ZHU
Nonfiction: 125 miles southwest in Hanoi, the air is alive. Raindrops slice through murky puffs of exhaust, their heavy
patter dwarfed by the honking of scooters and guttural syllables of shouted Vietnamese.

Immolate
KATHLEEN MCHALE
Poem:
Lines absolved. Steel cordon borders discounted.
This is recession, gradual settling, almost natural.

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