Spring 2019 / Volume 4

Check Yes Juliet

This was supposed to be published in the Spring. It’s July, so I’d just like to give a shout out to our biggest source of procrastination: Unrecommended. Unrecommended is a podcast about bad books. Basically, it’s the literary contribution nobody asked for, so you’re welcome. Join us every Monday in lovingly trash talking Twilight, 50 Shades, and so much more.

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As always, thank you for your continued support. Our lives have changed a lot since we first started this magazine. Isabelle graduated from college and got a big-girl job. Sam’s moved (again). And she has new plans to move (again). She’s also started her own business and it’s actually kind of really amazing? Oh, and Isabelle and Sam are going to Paris (for real this time, fingers crossed).

All of this is a longwinded way of telling you that we’re so grateful for your being there with us. And finally, to our writers and artists, thank you for trusting us with your creativity and passion. You’re kinda amazing.


The first night Louise's grandson was back home, he was quiet and she was fretful. "Eat more than that" and "it's humid in here; I should pick up another fan at Wal-Mart" and "have you remembered to take your…" She struggled over the word 'anti-depressants' and settled on 'medication.'

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Margery Bayne is a librarian by day and a writer by night from Maryland, USA. She enjoys the literary and speculative, and is a published short story author and an aspiring novelist. In 2012, she graduated from Susquehanna University with a BA in Creative Writing and is currently pursuing a Masters of Library Science. In her time not spent reading or writing, she enjoys origami, running, and being an aunt.



Jocelyn Royalty
is a high school senior at New Haven Academy and the Educational Center for the Arts, where she specializes in creative writing. She has been interested in the written arts since elementary school and is dedicated to the workshop environment. She plans to study writing at the University of Maine at Farmington this coming fall.


5PM. Jumping jacks. You are in your bedroom
and it’s still early but daylight changed into your favorite black nail polish
the one you buy at the Taft after work when you’re feeling sexy
or like you’re daylight changing and you want something to staple you down. 

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Swimming stupidly in circles
The koi do not seem to mind
There is water
There is food
That is enough 

Poetry / Read Here

McKenzie Teter is an MFA candidate at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a focus in poetry. Her other publications include two poems in Her Heart Poetry's Annual Collection (2017), a fiction piece in the Italian Americana Review (2019), three poem in Voice of Eve Magazine (2019), and one poem in Foothill Journal (2019).


Death in the Afternoon

Hemingway couldn't beat it.
The words pumped in his veins
And gathered in his head 
But wouldn't pour out his fingers.

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Sofia Rybkina
is a professional musician, artist, poet, member of the French poets society and author of the book 'Speaking in verse' published in Russia in 2016. Lives and studies in Saint Petersburg.




Five Things About Parkinson's Disease

they don't know if it can be passed down,
from my grandmother to my mother to me,
or this curse, like lightning, only strikes once.
if my life is a coin toss
or a Punnett square. 

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Greta Starling is a teenager from the United States who writes poetry and YA fiction. Her favorite poets are William Shakespeare and Natasha Trethewey.




Kristina Fedeczko received her MFA at Lesley University. Her work has appeared in Aji Magazine, Straight Forward Poetry, Boston Accent Lit, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine and elsewhere. When she's not writing (which is rare) she's reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.


The Attack

my heart races and my stomach clenches as the air inside the plane freezes. A cold, paralyzing sensation washes over my body as I think of the coming battle. The panic wants to murder me. I'm going to die.
"You look nervous."

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The Two Kinds of Women in the World

They both died domestic deaths,
The homewrecker and the housewife.
Both with their heads on the cool
Grate of an oven.
A fuck you to the fifties.

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Anushka Joshi was born in Ahmedabad, India and studies history and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Her first book of poems, If Time Thinks, was published in 2015.

The Marriage

Scott and Zelda once spent an hour
In the revolving door of a hotel-
Just another jazz age prank.
Like jumping into the fountain at Union Square.
Later the accusations,

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Katie Licavoli is a Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction writer originally from Mansfield, Texas.

What Washes Up in Floods

I spent the first eight years of my life on a dead-end road tucked away in the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. There were many interesting things that happened on that road, but one of the oddest memories I have is of something my friends and I found washed up in a nearby creek one summer afternoon.

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A Passionate Love Letter to Twilight

I discovered Stephanie Meyer's Twilight at the ripe young age of 12 years old. My dad accidentally bought me the third book, Eclipse, as part of my middle school's mandatory reading initiative. I opened the book none-the-wiser, finding myself in Bella's kitchen.

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Samantha Tetrault is a nonfiction writer from Orlando, FL. She's a Capulet Mag editor, and she's so excited to be forcing her way into this volume in the form of a Twilight essay. Samantha runs her own business as a marketing writer and full-time blogger, and she also hosts two podcasts. 

Sophie Hamidovic (Cover Artist) is a self-taught artist and illustrator based in Nova Scotia, Canada. She uses both digital and traditional mediums, her favourites being gouache, acrylic and graphite. Sophie’s work is heavily inspired by nature, along with her own personal experiences as seen through her surreal and organic style.

Christen Slater Can't Do a British Accent

My first experience with the Robin Hood story was with the Disney animated version. My first experience with the Robin Hood story when I gave a shit was the BBC series, which ran from 2006–2009. To put it into perspective, I sobbed so hard when Allan-a-Dale died at the end of season three that I had to ward off an errant phone call and call the person back later. I think I was twelve.

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Aurora Dimitre is a young author from rural North Dakota. She likes heavy metal, horror movies, and Keanu Reeves.


Arielle Hebert
holds an M.F.A in poetry from North Carolina State University. She won the 2019 North Carolina State University Poetry Contest judged by Ada Limón. Arielle believes in ghosts and magic.

Portrait of Penelope at the Loom

When I left, you became an island.
Shut up in our room
all day. You wrapped the woven cloth 

Around your naked body,
Undressed under the moon,
unraveled the forest of threads. 

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