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Dear Bear, [True Thrill]

“Dear Bear, [True Thrill],” by Ae Hee Lee, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. true thrill lies not in hunting but in lying under pear blossoms and watching, while quaking, how a swarm of bees make love to their queen. But there are no

Trembling on the Skin of a Droplet

“Trembling on the Skin of a Droplet,” by Emily Pittinos, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. Frost softens into steam that spills off the morning, and at the tip of each blade, a diamond quivers. I am as susceptible to beauty as I am

Searching for Elijah

“Searching for Elijah,” by Jai Chakrabarti, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. Malini and her son were the last to arrive at the beach house in Malibu. Mrs. Cohen greeted them at the door, engulfing Malini in her silk décolleté caftan, and hurried them

Breathe

“Breathe,” by Ash Whitman, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. When I think about who I am in my light brown skin, I always come back to Olvera Street. Olvera Street, wedged between Union Station and the Santa Ana Freeway, stuck in time but

Things I Never Give Myself Permission to Say

“Things I Never Give Myself Permission to Say,” by Chelsea Dingman, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. It’s fall, & my mother meant to die. Gallons of wine & cartons of cigarettes