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The Fifth Zone

The Fifth Zone by Lisa Vihos It was the summer I was nine-going-on-ten. All the grown-ups were telling me how big I was getting. I was determined to keep things little. I had my collection of perfume Little Kiddles arranged on my dresser, Apple Blossom,...
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Jul
2016
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The Typography of Her Chest

The Typography of Her Chest by Evelyn Sharenov I found out later it was the superintendent who discovered the ugly lump glued into his wife’s breast, the same night she conceived their tenth child. “Goyim,” my mother said. She shook her head. Most of the...
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Jul
2016
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Finding Wings

Finding Wings by Jennifer Schomburg Kanke I don’t remember my first period.  How long did I tell my mother it had started before digging down through the bathroom cabinet, moving dusty peroxide bottles and open Q-Tip boxes, until I found myself what I needed?  Two...
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Jul
2016
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At Thirteen, It Was

At Thirteen, It Was by Jillian Schedneck At thirteen, it was rolling up our uniform skirts in the ladies’ locker room, passing around old copies of European history tests in the cafeteria, and hanging out at the Junction for pizza on half-day Wednesdays. It was...
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Jul
2016
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Falsies

Falsies by Gleah Powers Dicky Campbell looked like one of the models from the pages of my mother’s Vogue magazines. I pictured him on a beach in Acapulco in skin tight bathing trunks, his thick blonde hair, tanned olive skin and sea green eyes enticing me to join him....
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Jul
2016
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Shame

Shame by DaMaris Hill Dickey Moe traveled up and down Broad Street like a clot in a vein, flaring up and exposing himself to whoever was looking. Throwing his overcoat open like an undone shoelace on a quick moving roller skate, he left us undone....
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Jul
2016
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Mouths and Fists

 Mouths and Fists by Carly Gates At twelve we knew everything. Sisters in spandex, we swung narrow hips in rhythm as we walked, popped and puckered our lips with shimmering gloss, smoked cigarettes and perched in magazine poses. Sisters in spandex, we swung narrow hips...
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