Construction Literary Magazine

January 2017 Writers Respond

The Arts

Barbicide
Fiction

Barbicide

“Sleuthing involved a lot of inter-personal contact, apparently, and it was making me uncomfortable. From now on, I decided, I would make my own coffee.”

Alarm Calls
Fiction

Alarm Calls

“They cannot see the road or anything around them. It is as if they are traveling in a capsule through space. Hurtling on a mission into some vast unknown.”

Lost in Travel
Visual

Lost in Travel

“Creativity is a well waiting to be dipped into; my experiences in the world are the source feeding that well and small coincidental events also play a part.”

Ground Zero
Visual

Ground Zero

“I saw the first plane hit the World Trade Center. I thought it was an airplane that had gone out of control. I went home and watched the news. That’s when I found out about the second plane.”

The Door
Fiction

The Door

“The man listened to her zipper going down. And then he heard her pee. He turned around and grinned in the dark. ‘You did it,’ he said.”

Kroger
Poetry

Kroger

nothing yet published / I bought an IBM Selectric / a testament to / dedication since I / didn’t own a car & barely / rented a room in a small house

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