FishFood Magazine
FishFood Magazine

August 12, 2018

Grenade

I want to press

the tip of my pen

against my forehead

 

Slide it straight

through my brain

until it disappears

completely into me

 

Like putting the pin

back into a grenade

 

I am studying Professional Writing at Champlain College. Soon I will be making the trek back to my small Virginia hometown where I earn my tuition by perfecting the art of biting my tongue during family dinners. Since relocating to Vermont I have officially become the cousin the rest of the family talks about, a mantle I’ve embraced. My work has lately been published in Afterwords, Willard & Maple, and Chivomengro.

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Jordan Upshaw

Jordan Upshaw is studying professional writing at Champlain College. Soon she will be making the trek back to her small Virginia hometown where she earns her tuition by perfecting the art of biting her tongue during family dinners. Since relocating to Vermont Jordan has officially become the cousin the rest of the family talks about, a mantle she's embraced.

Her work has been published in Afterwords, Willard & Maple, and Chivomengro.