#49 (2013)

Published April 2013

Theme: Belonging

“In this, our belonging issue, we have a young man who follows ‘the guy,’ a dim girl who becomes part of an abusive ‘family,’ townspeople sharing a sacrifice they hope will make all their lives better, burb boys and pixies trying to connect, and two people plotting to rescue a friend from a dangerous love. There are falling gods and faceless shape-shifters, an auditorium for autopsy and a welcome-home for dead cats, cave painters of dreams and a pyre cast in starstorm, a home for now or forever, safety in the foundering waves.”

  • We Were Real, by Josh Eure
  • Delenda (poem), by Sonya Taaffe
  • Little Bell, the Beasley Boys, and a Long Road Home, by Tim L. Williams
  • Shipwrecked (poem), by Adrienne J. Odasso
  • Tithe of Days, by Francesca Forrest
  • This Abandoned Sphere (poem), by David C. Kopaska-Merkel and Kendall Evans
  • Connectivity, by J. Rohr
  • No Face to Call Its Own (poem), by G. O. Clark
  • Post Trauma (poem), by Leslie Anderson
  • Cat Lady (poem), by Beth Cato
  • Nothing Good Can Come of This, by Patricia Russo
  • Earthsong (poem), by Alexandra Seidel
  • Art: John Stanton