Hallucinating Sober

Matthew Tavares Walking the floor of my classroom during a standardized test I notice the graphic on the back of a student’s black hoodie. A man of bones holds out a rose on the edge of the moon. Outside, I stretch one arm towards the sky, reaching to catch the falling petals. There is a […]

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Is This What You Wanted?

Jared Claudio Tincher Coming out to loved ones can be agonizing to prepare for. Regardless of how it will turn out, you have to seriously, honestly ask yourself, “How unconditional is this person’s love for me?” And you have to be prepared for the answer to be, “Not at all.”So a lot of trans people […]

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Georgia on My Mind

Charles “Chuck” Taylor This is before he met Georgia, this is back in the late 1960’s when Georgia is married to Al and they live in El Paso, this is when Georgia quit working her legal secretary job and let go of the Mexican maid to stay home with her kids while her husband Al […]

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The Spirit of Capitalism

Michael C. Taylor “I have $120,000 of student loan debt,” the public school teacher, a single mother, casually mentioned to us over brunch. “I have no way of ever paying it back.” She took my breath away. We shouldn’t all be eating out like this together, I realized. Her kid playing with my kids. The […]

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Dear Friend, I can't Tell You

Ruby Walker Ruby Walker is an 18-year-old artist and writer. She grew up in Austin, Texas, moved down to Buda, dropped out of high school, did a few other things, and is currently studying art at Trinity University in San Antonio. Her first illustrated book, Advice I Ignored: Stories and Wisdom from a Formerly Depressed […]

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Selfless Care Series

Elyse Andrews I am not a confrontational person, and these pieces were created around the time I needed to have some conversations I really did not want to have. This whole situation made me incredibly anxious, most of the year. At the same time, I had three banana plants growing in my apartment that were […]

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Twenty Who?

John Puga According to a Department of Veterans Affairs study, over 20 veterans take their own lives each day. This piece explores the hidden suffering that current and former military members deal with. Who will be the next? We may never know until it’s too late. John Puga is a San Antonio based artist who […]

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