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

“Pound of Flesh” by Mike Sharlow

Today, Lise Quintana and Frankie Metro explore “Pound of Flesh” by Mike Sharlow, submitted to Kleft Jaw for issue number 12. On a Saturday in the middle of June, about a month before we moved to California one of the neighborhood kids, Dave Brinks, felt he had unfinished business with my older brother, Matt. Everyone … Read More

“Improbable” by Mandy Kay

Today, Lise Quintana and Keven Sharp explore “Improbable,” by Mandy Kay, submitted for Issue #10, Alice in Wonderland. Tick Tock Tick Tock There were black hornets swarming inside her head. She shouldn’t be here, she knew, but she always had a soft spot for white rabbits. Human in a mask or not, if she squinted, … Read More

“How to Move Between Worlds” by Lyndsay E. Gilbert

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore “How to Move Between Worlds” by Lyndsay E. Gilbert, submitted for Issue #10, Alice in Wonderland. My name is Alyss and I am mad. My mother visits me in the ‘head hospital’ every night. We call it that because of my little brother Russ. “Why’s Alyss in hospital?” … Read More

“Secret of the Guru” by Kevin Bennett

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp  explore “Secret of the Guru,” by Kevin Bennett, submitted for Issue #10, Alice in Wonderland. Before we stepped onto the stage—I was one of the cameramen for the tour—the Guru turned to me with a smile and said: “Keith, have you ever had union with a Starman?” “What?” “A … Read More

“Abby Singer” by Hillary Leftwich

Today, Lise Quintana and Frankie Metro explore “Abby Singer” by Hillary Leftwich, submitted to Kleft Jaw. Scene 8 take 3 and I’m murdered, my throat slit open and a plastic bag over my head. The director yells CUT! and I rip the bag off. My murderer stands over me, dragging his gaze down the length … Read More

“Snow Queen” by T. R. North

Today, Lise Quintana and Carina Bissett explore “Snow Queen” by T. R. North, submitted for Issue #14, The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen. “Do you remember the first time we met?” she asked, her voice thick and opium-drowsy, the slight thaw of early spring making her as lazy as the white-hot sun of high summer … Read More

“That Certain Smile” by Angele Ellis

Today, Lise Quintana and Nathan Tompkins explore “That Certain Smile” by Angele Ellis, submitted for Issue #10, Alice in Wonderland. I was raised by pigs: sua scrofula domesticus. Not so glamorous, I admit, as being raised by wolves, but better than being reared in a human litter. I wasn’t left for pigs to find, mind … Read More