August 13, 2017


As long as she could remember, Gabi had wanted wings, certain it would change everything.

When she told her French-Canadian grandmother, Mamé snorted. “Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. Youth is wasted on the young.”

Mamé didn’t understand. She was a lean...

May 9, 2017

At first they came for the food. Later, they stayed for the stories.

They appeared one summer morning on the fire escape, munching on some ginger cookies I had left outside to cool. They were dirty. Not the delicious dirt of kids who are given the freedom to explore; th...

February 16, 2017

In what order are events stored in our memories?

My brain edits our days down to scrapbook snapshots: our brown legs, entwined on a ship’s deck; your bikini-framed belly, round and taut as a beachball; the veins of my arms like lines on a roadmap home. I categorize our...

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Fiction War Magazine is a quarterly independent literary journal published by Wolvesburrow Productions, Chicago.