Washington College's Student Literary and Arts Magazine

Issue: Spectrum (August 2014)

Autopsy of a Conversation

Autopsy of a Conversation

Our fingers used to whisper to each other ventricles of the same heart, but now when I look there are American flag tally marks running the length between my knuckles like creases from your bedsheets, keeping track of every time you didn’t hold my hand. […]

Traces

Traces

Emily Klein
Emily Klein
In the Quiet of the Crystal Palace

In the Quiet of the Crystal Palace

In the snow the dog ran. In what a day before had been fields and trees and the dried stalks of grass, the dog now ran through castle walls made by the stomping of boots, ascended tower stairs made by buried wood palettes, ears held […]

Gray + Brown = Red

Gray + Brown = Red

i. My mother is so much early morning, a silver loop of breath, the air itself, her dark hair a cloud, eyes full of gray sea. Soft cotton and silver spices, her perfume trails sleekly like a vine, a dolphin’s wet back through water, appearing […]

Mellow

Mellow

Emily Klein
Emily Klein
Detergent

Detergent

Deirdre scuffed her feet along the floor, watched her mother sniff the laundromat washing machines until she found one that agreed with her nose. Deirdre shifted in the metal chair, clutched the sides, wiggled. The place was small, smelled of old steel and soap, the […]

Stained

Stained

Emily Klein
Emily Klein
Hook Up Culture

Hook Up Culture

His aftermath                      a riptide inside her brewing in her                     veins about to burst                     currents coursing […]