We had stopped above the lion enclosure. As we sat there in hovering captivity, I had to admit that maybe, just maybe, following your gut wasn’t a serviceable philosophy of life.
Vernice Bianca Luthiers say you can’t replicate a 16th century Stradivarius. Maple back and willow blocks varnished with honey, egg white, gum arabic. All but done, Stradivari brushed this vernice […]
So much of our experience falls between the seams of language, simply because language is human-made, but our emotions aren’t.
Being special was pointless if you didn’t use it.
You don’t have time for anger, depression, hostility, whatever, when you’re involved in and absorbing something so much bigger than yourself.
The next time one of Anna’s movies came on she let it play. It was the one she hated least, the one where she played Angry Skater Girl with purple streaks in her hair. Skater Girl, who dared to defy Perfect Blonde Girl, the wickedest witch of all. Only to find her, of course, not so wicked: only lonely and scared, like everybody else.
Three Men, a collection of novellas just released in September 2017 by Texture Press, is Nathan Leslie’s tenth book of fiction. He is also the author of Root and Shoot, Sibs, […]
He’d never known, before, how you could miss something you’d never had, something that was never yours to keep.
We’re loving Jaime Fountaine’s essay, “19, 16, and 1” at Vol. 1 Brooklyn. In case you missed it, it’s our Friday read! “A week after I finally paid down my […]
Seven Years to Zero is just that: a way to float, to imagine, to dream, even as the sky crashes down.