Construction Literary Magazine

Summer 2017

The Arts

Elevator
Fiction

Elevator

“‘I’m in the elevator with one other person,’ she said. One other person! As if Jonathan Franzen were just one other person!”

Alyosha the Jug
Fiction

Alyosha the Jug

“Alyoshka was small, gaunt, and lop-eared (they stuck out like wings), with a big nose. The kids teased: ‘Alyoshka’s got a nose like a misshapen potato.’”

After the Rapture
Fiction

After the Rapture

“Ain’t much of a job. You forget, I wasn’t hired by no church. The First Church of the Eternal Rapture is my own creation. I don’t receive no salary. I live on donations.”

 

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.”

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