Construction Literary Magazine

Summer 2017

The Arts

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

א; Or the Story of Isaac and His Mother
Fiction

א; Or the Story of Isaac and His Mother

Even though she knew I probably shouldn’t have been climbing up on the roof at such a young age, she understood that this was my way of dealing with the grief, and that if she wanted to be left alone she’d better just go ahead and leave me alone as well.”

Don’t Cry For Me, I’m Going Away
Fiction

Don’t Cry For Me, I’m Going Away

“Sometimes, after the cash was counted and the restaurant was closed, we would sit on the hood of her car and smoke for a while. “This fucking job,” Diana would say, shaking her head. I would nod, but I didn’t agree. I loved the work.”

Bunker
Visual

Bunker

10 Simple Steps to Creating Scanner Art: 1. Do not possess a camera. 2. Possess the desire to capture images. 3. Be the last person in your office . . .”

Sunstroke
Fiction

Sunstroke

“They rode uphill, a slight incline amidst sparse, crooked lamp posts, the road soft with dust—the ascent seemed infinite.”

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