Stonecoast Review | Issue No. 4| Winter 2015

Creative Nonfiction

Round bales of hay mounded the fields like unintentional art installations left by farmers. Log trucks thundered by as I pedaled my lonely bicycle. At the end of the road where pavement turned to gravel, trees and vines grew wild … (continue reading)

Speech Memory / Stonecoast Review

I find that the bank has made a mistake on my credit card account. I know I didn’t purchase a case of bikini wax. I emit a sigh of resignation, call the number on the back of the card and go through their keypad menu … (continue reading)

He Got Mail / Suzanne Strempek Shea

On the last holiday weekend of each summer, one of our regional television stations broadcasts the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon. Every half hour or so, our local anchors take over and ask for pledges, promising to broadcast the names and home towns of all donors … (continue reading)

Genetic Destiny / Stonecoast Review

In the pre-dawn hours there is a rhythm to the sounds of the neighborhood.  A train squeals into the darkness while the street sweeper rustles along, nudging the salt and sand into the curbs. Even when it’s ten below, I keep the window cracked just a hint …. (continue reading)