Category Archives: Fiction

When It Rains

Rain poured from the sky on the day that Lynnie and Miles packed up the last of their belongings and said goodbye to their one-bedroom apartment. As they drove down Highway U, wipers flapping back and forth over the windshield, … Continue reading

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Last Pictures to Delete

by Nicole Roth   The only light in the bedroom comes from Sydney’s phone as she flips through the last three pictures she has of Aiden. It’s late at night, and Sydney burrows deeper into her comforter while she tries … Continue reading

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A Midwest Love Story

by Nicole Roth Kelsey often wondered if other people could remember the exact moment when they fell in love. In movies, the moment stretched out across a charming montage that started with a meet-cute and led to a parade of … Continue reading

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A Collection of Letters

By Nicole Roth She used to send me letters on my birthday and on holidays. Inside each letter, her careful cursive spread across the pages where she described the weather in Milwaukee and the news from her neighborhood. Somehow her … Continue reading

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Like Lightning

By Nicole Roth She wrote her one and only hit song, “Like Lightning,” while she sat hunched over a studio soundboard. The album was late, but she was trying not to think about that. Instead, she picked out a melody … Continue reading

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Iris and an Argument for Ageless Creativity

By Nicole Roth I had a writing professor in college who told me, “Beware of early success.” As a twenty-two-year-old creative writing major, those words were not what I wanted to hear. I was getting ready to graduate and had … Continue reading

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