Coping (2014)

“The world is full of things we have to cope with. In this volume, people face freezing cold and nothingness, disease, loneliness, and recent post-apocalypse, with a bug in the brain and lost on the wrong side of town. Characters cope whatever way they can: telling a comfort lie, collecting shoes of the dead, cherishing a moment of sunlight, taking photos of ruined buildings, non-standard use of espresso, or good old-fashioned soup, by tying up the threat or writing out a curse.”

  • In the Whiteness, by Patricia Russo
  • L’Inconnue de la Seine (poem), by J. C. Runolfson
  • The Ballad of Mr. Bones, by Katie McDermott
  • Clear (poem), by Sonya Taaffe
  • The Brook Beneath the Willow Tree, by Diane Dooley
  • Good Night, Sophia, by Addison Clift
  • The Bug in Bob’s Brain, by Joe Geglio
  • Banshee in the Basement (poem), by K. S. Hardy
  • Of Pumpkin Soup and Other Demons, by Natalia Theodoridou
  • Defixio (poem), by Sonya Taaffe
  • Art: John Stanton