By Susan Cleveland At daybreak, Momma flower gently rubbed the part of her midsection where her baby was beginning to grow. It wasn't a full bud yet: more like a small green nub. "Here comes the dawn, little one. I think that's a good name for you: a dandelion named Dawn. You'll be my Dawn-delion. … Continue reading Dawn-delion

To Have and To Hold

By Brian Peter Fagan  The Restoration Room was on the 20th floor of the Mason Building in midtown Manhattan. There was a long waiting list to get into the Restoration Room and the service was very expensive, so it took me a long time to put the fee together and then another six months of … Continue reading To Have and To Hold

First Comes the Baby

By Christopher Major If Chari let his birth certificate tell it his fate had been printed in black ink on a document destined for obscurity. Name: Chari Richardson. Race: Black. Mother: Angela Richardson. Mother’s Age: Twenty. Mother’s Race: Black. Mothers Occupation: Student. Farther: Blank Space. Let the coroner tell it Death had been banged into … Continue reading First Comes the Baby