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Warrior Daughter

By Fabiola Manriquez

"... Toward the end, I hated being near my mother and felt ill any time she expressed affection. She hated homosexuals. We argued. Gays deserved the AIDS virus, she said; they were sinning as God was working it out for them to repent. After those arguments, I visited the E.R. for a sedative. ..."

Subterranean Lovesick Clues

By Alexis Rhone Fancher I remember listening to Bob Dylan in Donna Melville’s attic bedroom, 3 a.m. We were drinking her daddy’s bourbon, playing Subterranean Homesick Blues over and over, memorizing it word by mumbled word. Johnny’s in the basement, mixing up the medicine, I’m on the pavement, thinkin’ ‘bout the government... Donna passed me the bottle.