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Issue 48.1: Children of the Nile

Issue 48.1: Children of the Nile

CHILDREN OF THE NILE Cris LaNiese To read more from Obsidian, please link to our Subscribe page Recent Posts Issue 48.1: Cravings Issue 48.1: Children of the Nile Issue 48.1: Debra Issue 48.1: USA V. DREXCIYA Issue 48.1: Superstitions Categories art Blog Drama...
Issue 48.1: Children of the Nile

Issue 48.1: Debra

DEBRA Alexis Pauline Gumbs “your hair is getting longer, sweetie,” debra’s mom said while the teenager watched the sunset. Debra didn’t answer. “that’s a good thing,” mom continued as if her daughter’s silence were speech. Debra flared her nostrils and exhaled loudly....
Issue 48.1: Children of the Nile

Issue 48.1: USA V. DREXCIYA

USA V. DREXCIYA (16th–20th Centuries) Alyea Pierce When the whole point of throwing black bodiesoff slave shipsand into seawas so nobody would find themthere is a problemwhen what they are tryingto commemorateare people who weredeliberatelylost It is not naturaland...
Issue 48.1: Children of the Nile

Issue 48.1: Superstitions

SUPERSTITIONS Triston Dabney I knew we’d manage to squeeze another monthwhen momma’s hand started to itch.It meant money would soon come.To her palm she’d kiss and rub it against her bumto wash where the money was most deserving.That’s how she proved to Godthat she...
Issue 48.1: Children of the Nile

Issue 48.1: Pregnancy Test

PREGNANCY TEST Camari Carter-Hawkins I keep it.The positive pregnancy test.It’s the last sign I have that confirmsI was a motherAm a mother. Settled like a coffin at my bedsideI can’t get rid of. I can bottle up the blood river on the floorBury it in a mason jar;It’ll...
Issue 48.1: Children of the Nile

Issue 47.2: Kara Lyn & the Southside Curse

KARA LYN & THE SOUTHSIDE CURSE  Kiara Lowe (an excerpt) Common sense’ll tell ya that the North and South ain’t the same. Shoot, a compass will too. You see that big ole N at the top and that big ole S at the bottom when you open it. You know what else be at the...