“The Union” by Sky O’Brien

Today, Lise and Kevin explore “The Union” by Sky O’Brien, submitted to Zoetic Press for NonBinary Review #19: Dante’s Inferno The Union            EP. XXIX            10/24/18 ACT TWO FADE IN: INT. NBC STUDIO – DAY / NIGHT HOST is standing in front of THE AUDIENCE, looking into camera, recovering from a joke. He beams, … Read More

“Into the Inferno” by Jordan Fash

Today, Lise and Kevin explore “Into the Inferno” by Jordan Fash, submitted to Zoetic Press for NonBinary Review #19: Dante’s Inferno. “What is Dante’s Inferno?” Dan asked. “Come on,” Gabe replied. “The fact that you’d even ask me that is insulting.” The two boys stopped at the crosswalk; several cars zoomed between them and the … Read More

“Ghosts” by Dan Forkapa

Today, Lise and Kevin explore “Ghosts” by Dan Forkapa, submitted to Zoetic Press for NonBinary Review #19: Dante’s Inferno. “Better to reign in Hell, than serve in heaven.” The tolling of church bells shakes me from my evening slumber. I wipe the sleep from my eyes and throw open the curtains, squinting out into the … Read More

“A Wise Perch and a Warm Hearth” by Roberta Goli

Today, Lise and Kevin are doing something a little different – below is the original short version submitted to Zoetic Press for NonBinary Review #12, The works of Edgar Allan Poe. Following that is a longer, erotic version that was published in her collection Unfettered. We’ll be heading back to high school to do a … Read More

“Three Parts” by Simona Zaretsky

Today, Lise and Kevin explore “Three Parts” by Simona Zaretsky, submitted to Zoetic Press for NonBinary Review #19: Dante’s Inferno. The bone bowl cradled the melted flesh like jazz music in autumn heat. The air hummed like California rain. The stars perched on the horizon. The sun rose like a question. He watched the moon … Read More

“Reynolds’ Tale” by Adrian Ludens

Today, Lise and Kevin explore “Reynold’s Tale” by Adrian Ludens, submitted to NonBinary Review Issue #12: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. It has been written that there are secrets which should never be shared. I am in partial agreement with this assessment. Men and women die daily and nightly, guilt gnawing away at their … Read More

“The Strange Foresight of Madame Le Fèy” by Marta Tanrikulu

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore “The Strange Foresight of Madame Le Fèy” by Marta Tanrikulu, submitted to NonBinary Review #12: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. “Madame La Feè, Psychic,” the sign proclaimed to French Quarter tourists and locals alike. “Specializing in Tarot, Palmistry, Horoscopes and Voodoo.” Potted ferns hung in profusion from … Read More

Three Pieces from “A Wrinkle in Time”

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore three pieces submitted for NonBinary Review Issue #17, A Wrinkle in Time: “Time Wrinkle” by Amanda Rodriguez, “Wrinkles” by America DeGraw, and “Other Mother” by Gita Ralleigh. Time Wrinkle by Amanda Rodriguez When I think of A Wrinkle in Time, it summons up my father’s voice. His precise cadence, his … Read More

“Callie Gillespie Sequence” by Leigh Holland

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore “Callie Gillespie Sequence” by Leigh Holland, submitted to Zoetic Press for the Viable chapbook series. 1. Cally Gillespie, Solver Our Solver always wore her mom’s pajamas. I found her first, but half the kids in Peyton said they had. That’s fine. I know I was first one she … Read More

“Rabbit” by Sanam Amin

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore “Rabbit” by Sanam Amin, submitted for Issue #10, Alice in Wonderland. It was a dream with loud noises and laughter, a strange wedding, constant chatter. “White tigers,” said a scornful voice. “As if no one would know better.” “Hand-painted, all of them!” It was a beaming maternal face. … Read More