Say & Yanna [Fiction]

“Hey you, I brought your favorite candy,” Sayber said as she stood in the doorway. “You came!” Ayanna said, standing up after noting the voice of her best friend. She had been sitting hunched over; her freshly painted fingernails resting in her lap. She was wearing a paper gown with her dreadlocks twisted up into…

[Book Review] Bloodroots by B. Elae

“You were special before someone told you so.” These words appear almost halfway into Ms.Elae’s book of poetry, Bloodroots, forming the message and theme of so many of her poems: human worth and dignity, often hidden and unrecognized. Ms. Elae writes about addicts and victims of violence, plus people who have been lost and broken…