Late Fall 2016: The Average Height of a Man

The pieces collected here—lyrical, self-critical, and hilarious by turns—all take the measure of what it means to be out in the world.

Liam McMillin, I Call it “Éire”
Christopher Bryan, Stitches
A. W. Barnes, Morta Sicura
Kenneth Zahka, In Bulk, Or, My Life Journey to Collect Costco Visits in Every State

Editor-in-Chief: Laurie Hovell McMillin
Assistant Editor: Jessica Grim
Tech and Editorial: Liam McMillin
Editorial: Koryn Kraemer

I Call It “Éire”

by Liam McMillin

They had strange names, and lived in a city built beneath the surface of the earth, and they were left there for centuries. Like all stories, they rode the river out, to the light, a boy, a girl, and a baby.

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Morta Sicura

by A. W. Barnes

When I escorted Nikki to her car, I hugged her goodbye and said that I looked forward to her next visit. She held onto to me tightly and whispered into my ear, “You know the Indians killed him, don’t you?”

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