“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

“Fighting Tales” by Juleigh Howard-Hobson

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore “Fighting Tales” by Juleigh Howard-Hobson, submitted for the Hans Christian Anderson issue of NonBinary Review. This poem relates to Hans Christian Anderson’s story “The Nightingale,” which you can read here. Just painted tin. Cheap gems. Baubles attached With glue and held together so tightly The mechanism is going … Read More

“Journey” by Lowell Jons

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore “Journey” by Lowell Jons, submitted for Zoetic Press’s Viable chapbook series. At Night I Pray Like Lincoln Make No Mistake Errant thoughts drift in unforced at 5:30 in the early dawn-proud morn. An owl gently hoots, a more distant coyote yap tip-toes in, a stealthy breeze hushes past. … 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

“And Fate Translated” by Jayme Russell

Today, Lise Quintana and Carina Bissett explore “And Fate Translated” by Jayme Russell, submitted for Issue #14, The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Want to see what made it into the issue? Get NonBinary Review Issue #14 at Zoetic Press! 

“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

“Wonderland Cartologist,” “Return to Trash Palace,” and “Alice Sometimes” by Kia Groom

Lise Quintana and NathanTompkins explore three poems by Kia Groom, submitted for Issue #10, Alice in Wonderland. Wonderland Cartologist Started to see them: patches of world rubbed raw. Under, a bright scar. Two things at once, a scratch-off lottery ticket. Helps if I slip on plastic cat eyes, spectrum fade. Helps if I look through … Read More