Stonecoast Review Issue 5

Stonecoast Review | Issue No. 5 | Summer 2016

Creative Nonfiction

by Sophia Pandeya

Blood by Sophia Pandeya / Artist: Sara Kirschner

Rawalpindi, Pakistan 1975

The day began like any other day in her childhood – a slip stream of soap and water. Until her fingers emerged red from that closed place. Terra Incognita. She was eleven years old, blind as an Indus dolphin swimming submerged in twin rivers of mud. (continue reading)

Way-Stops at the House of Pain by Orman Day / Artist: Sara Kirschner

Wyoming – 1969

After riding freight trains to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, I’m hitchhiking home through the snow with not twenty cents in my pockets. I would never beg for even a penny, so I’m grateful when I’m given a can of pork and beans, which I’ve never eaten … (continue reading)

by Danara Wallace

women by Danara Wallace / Artist: Sara Kirschner

I remember her face before the bruises. I remember her before she met the man who called her a motherfucking cunt in front of their three-year-old daughter as he slammed the bedroom door with her fingers in the jamb. I remember her before the grand jury passed around emergency room photos of her swollen body and … (continue reading)