Don’t miss the unusual stories in the tenth issue of Border Crossing by William Brasse, Carol Quinn, Wendy BooydeGraaff, Ron Burch, and David Obuchowski. Also featured are reviews by last year’s fiction interns, Rachel Tallon and Lizziegh Enos, and art by Canadian oil painter Vicki Smith.
I’ve been working with my LSSU colleague, poet Julie Brooks Barbour, and a series of ambitious undergraduate interns to read fiction for the journal for almost ten years, and I’ve loved every minute of it. It is a true pleasure, each year, to read and publish these stories.
In this issue, an old woman confesses her dark relationship to War of the Worlds in “Abraham’s Axe” by William Brasse. A woman carries her heart around in a Tupperware dish in “A Muscular Organ, the Size of Your Fist” by Carol Quinn. In “Gravitational Pull” by Wendy BooydeGraff, a psych professor suffers from a preternatural itch after a trip to Iceland. Squatters take over the shelves of the Big Bear in “Nostalgia for the Interiors of Grocery Stores” by Ron Burch. And, last but not least, a woman whom our interns loved to hate has an unfortunate accident in David Obuchowski’s “Searching for a Dog in the Desert.”