Category: Non-Fiction

EASTER IN PADUCAH BY KY OWEN

Rain water spewed from the tires of the eighteen wheelers. Flashing orange signs alternated between “Hands on Wheel” and “Eyes on Road.” The southbound lanes of I-65 slowed to a crawl, the result of a mini-van hydroplaning...

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ENDLESSLY SWAYING BY TERRY BARR

The first time I ever held a girl in my arms was at Jimmy Walker’s fifteenth birthday party. The song was Santana’s “Samba Pa Ti,” from Abraxes (side two, track three), and the girl was Margaret Hagerty, who had transferred that...

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FISH HOUSE PUNCH BY BOBBIE WAYNE

“In 1732, George Washington made no entry in his diary for three days after having partaken of the punch served at the hunting and fishing club known as The Fish House.” I glanced up from The Thirteen Colonies Cookbook, and...

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GO WITH THE FLOW BY NOMI ISENBERG

I believe in being proactive when it comes to health care. I schedule my annual mammogram on time, make sure I have a colonoscopy every few years, submit myself to the dermatologist’s scrutiny as he scans my body every six...

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SUNNY DAY BY JACK D. HARVEY

This sunny day not enough seeming transparent flimsy as a paper kite, it’s a pretense, a hoax; the sun’s a bright enough joke to poke through its evanescent scenery. Only one child under the bright sun plays alone in...

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HEAD TRIP BY TIM CLANCY

Twenty miles outside of Eugene, I saw a hitchhiker standing on the side of the McKenzie Highway. He was wearing a faded army field jacket, and he had a small red daypack slung over one shoulder. He looked about as okay as...

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