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“My Big Fat Mormon Ukraine Wedding” by Mariya Manzhos

Originally published in the Summer 2015 issue Global Zion feature. After ten years of living in the U.S., an inexplicable numbness came over me. My...

Vol. 41 No. 3 – Winter 2022

This issue asks us to re-examine phrases we’ve heard so many times that we may have forgotten what they can actually mean.

“A New Perspective” by Natalie Taylor

I remember in the early days of the pandemic feeling almost a wonder or reverence for the situation we had all just been thrust...

“Elect Lady” by Nicole Sbitani

Louisa cut herself trimming the patchwork on her mending. Bright blood beaded, and she pulled her hand away from the sewing shears. With three...

“A Rose by Any Other Name” by Shamae Budd

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (Act...

“Faith” by Lorraine Jeffery

I know without a shadow of a doubt. The certainty – an unassailable wall for my fifteen-year-old mind. The cold stone barring the warmth of — Belonging. Doubts swoop...

“Flirt to Convert” by Sherrie L.M. Gavin

“I’m more of a ‘flirt to convert’ missionary,” said a fellow Young Woman, laughing. It was a Sunday back in the 1980s. We were learning...

“Life is Too Short to Have Boring Hair” by Tia Wray

Life is too short, but you didn’t really know it at thirteen — that first time you dyed your hair at a sleepover. From...

“To Whom It May Concern: A Bajan’s Attempt to Code Switch” by Ramona Morris

Home drums beat first: Before taking on someone’s else’s problems, you should first look after your own affairs. * Surrounded by seas of whiteness, I craved...

“Cycles of Faith” by Esther Phipps

Faith isn’t like a seed It’s a garden grown within. Winter flowers bloom in chill As daisies burst in spring Leaves once bright in autumn Rot away in mud...