“I Dream, You Dream” by Chelsea Ealey

“I Dream, You Dream” by Chelsea Ealey

Tess sat up in bed, waking from a deep slumber to what she thought was music. The kind of music from a jewelry box. No, an ice cream truck. She wasn’t normally one to sleep in, but given it was…

“Eggs” by Katherine Grahl

“Eggs” by Katherine Grahl

  Katherine Grahl is a Visual Art major at HCC. She enjoys making art of all kinds, but her most favorite media are painting, sewing, and filmmaking. She plans to transfer to Messiah College to study Digital Media with a focus in Art &…

“I still feel some crumbs sliding down” by Lynn Michael Martin

“I still feel some crumbs sliding down” by Lynn Michael Martin

I still feel some crumbs sliding down. I probably shouldn’t have, you know, but it got me—this thing that makes some of us fat and most of us forget to exercise. It’s part of the human condition, why, I don’t…

“Spring Feast” by Eileen M. Cunniffe

“Spring Feast” by Eileen M. Cunniffe

If you live in a place that experiences cold, blustery winters, you know what it’s like on that first warm day when you open a door or roll down a car window just for the pleasure of gulping at the…

The Perfect Cup

The Perfect Cup

“The Perfect Cup” is by an anonymous contributor.

"Ode to Zucchini" by Marne Wilson

“Ode to Zucchini” by Marne Wilson

The zucchini is the shmoo of the vegetable world. Shapeless and non-descript, it reproduces abundantly, seemingly overnight. Yesterday’s small orange blossom is today’s twenty-pound fruit.   Zucchinis can be cooked by any method known to man. Fried zucchini, steamed zucchini,…

"Dysphagia" by Jane Blanchard

“Dysphagia” by Jane Blanchard

At half-past seven it is time to take our seats. Dinner is ready, and good food should never go to waste. We try to make light conversation to improve my mood but find the effort awkward. You consume the salmon,…

"I stirred the pot" by Jennifer Courtney

“I stirred the pot” by Jennifer Courtney

knowing the fickleness of toddlers and that the food might sit untouched hoping to hear an elusive, “Thank you.”   I mixed, sprinkled, sowed hope with the seasonings but the dish cooled untouched inedible as the seconds passed   it…

“Spilled Pepper” by Katherine Grahl

“Spilled Pepper” by Katherine Grahl

Katherine Grahl is a Visual Art major at HCC. She enjoys making art of all kinds, but her most favorite media are painting, sewing, and filmmaking. She plans to transfer to Messiah College to study Digital Media with a focus in Art & Design.

“Breakfast with the Innkeeper” by Kathleen Latham

“Breakfast with the Innkeeper” by Kathleen Latham

The innkeeper starts to cry at breakfast. He’s telling me the story of his incarcerated brother over plates of French toast and fruit diced so small the cantaloupe is the same size as the blueberries. The two of us sit…