Issue #1: Subways

Issue 1 of Embryo Concepts
Originally Published on December 18, 2019

Other People on the Subway

By Dana May             Each subway ride is a gamble.  We all get on, hoping to reach our destination at a reasonable time.  This desire alone is a longing, as we wait in limbo down there for a train to arrive or in a stalled car.  I pass the time letting my phone or a book fill in theContinue reading “Other People on the Subway”

Subway Loop

By Joe Markell Where there once was darkness, there was light.  A human dressed in a uniform grabbed Bottle out of a container and lifted him into the light. Bottle squinted as he was carried toward rows of different bottles stacked neatly together in a grid. The human set him in front of a rowContinue reading “Subway Loop”

The Last Train Out of Boston

By Liz Posner It was 3:22 p.m. when I realized the boy I hopelessly loved might be dead.  The campus center was crowded that afternoon in 2013, packed with students sad to waste sparkling Boston daylight indoors, taunted by the brilliant sun reflecting off the green grass lawn, blinding us through the glass windows. TheContinue reading “The Last Train Out of Boston”

Gristle in Times Square

By Shieva Salehnia I had dreamed of New York as a gritty, glistening, dark paradise. Steaming and winding streets, some lined in cobblestone, and the smell of putrid river water splashing up against concrete barriers that keep the East River from making contact with its observers above. I imagined the conglomerate feeling more than anyContinue reading “Gristle in Times Square”

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