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Worshippers

“Worshippers,” by Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. After half a lifetime of unsuccessfully trying to control my drinking, I decided to surrender the whole endeavor and quit. In the wake of this decision, my ego underwent a partial collapse. Drinking had

Chapman’s Heart

“Chapman’s Heart,” by Michael Byers, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. It was a new program, long-argued over, newly implemented. Before a president, any president, could launch the weapons that would kill a billion humans, he, or she, would have to murder Chapman and

An Unfunded Study of the Afterbirth

“An Unfunded Study of the Afterbirth” by Sarah Wolfson, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. When it had been seen to     that the grayness had         receded, that the birthed   could breath and suck, that     the mother had uptaken several stitches

On Contemplating a Second Child

“On Contemplating a Second Child,” by Jennifer Case, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. The winter my husband and I debate whether or not to have a second child, I am a new faculty member at a state university. The job is a good one—

Sons of Cain

“Sons of Cain,” by Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. Kentucky sky flints the steel of storm heads blue fields our intentions black I hurl the axe handle all nine years of my elbow into the bowl of my brother’s orbital