Poetry & Fiction

Processing Thoughts

By Margarita E. Pignataro   I don’t understand What part of “it’s a mistake” I didn’t understand?   I don’t understand What part of “it’s not gonna work” I didn’t understand?   I don’t understand […]

Poetry & Fiction

A Rebuttal

By: Spencer Schwartz   When shows on PBS run short                                   Another told his history They often fill the time                                               A childhood of abuse With poets reading poetry                                           Who wants to know of others’ woes […]

Memoir

Temporary Sisters

By: Caitlin Kay   I went through the greater portion of my life up to now thinking that my childhood was normal.  Didn’t every child have a mother, father, biological sister, and over 30 different […]

Poetry & Fiction

Depression

The author of this work wishes to remain anonymous but asks readers to understand that depression is not a choice, and we all need to take a closer look.   Go kill yourself, she said […]

Memoir

Saving Gracie

By Lacey Melanson   I’ve always had animals. I grew up with rabbits. I’d fed baby goats. My grandparents owned a cattle farm. Animals were my best friends. Every night I slept with my Siamese […]

Memoir

Edythe Biography

  Photo courtesy of the Neufeld Institute wordpress site By: Edythe Stoddard   My name is Edythe (Knight) Stoddard, and I am 54 years old. I was born in Worcester and have eight siblings, two […]

Profiles

Clowning Around

By: Anthony Molta   Twenty-five years ago, Tim Wilder was at the original Worcester Center Galleria when he saw a woman making balloon animals. He wasn’t awestruck or wide-eyed as the children around her, begging […]

Profiles

Taxi Man, Five-Five

By: Megan Montgomery    It’s another Friday night in Worcester. Corporates, average Joes, and college kids become nighttime revilers, prowling the street for kicks. While most 9-5 workers have called it a day, Rammy’s has […]

Profiles

Julia

By Danielle Caughey   Seventeen year-old Julia Young walks into her family’s one bedroom apartment overlooking Lake Hiawatha in Blackstone, Massachusetts. Julia stands tall in her jeans and zip-up hooded Misfits sweatshirt. Her dark brown […]