The Lindenwood Review: a journal of literary prose

Volume 1, Issue 5 (2015)

Issue 5 would not have been possible without the hard work and skills of our editorial staff. Thank you to Sam J. Imperiale, Jacqueline McGarry, and all of the editorial assistants who discussed and voted on submissions for publication. This journal is a reflection of our MFA students' varied perspectives and wonderful talents, and we hope that you enjoy reading the essays, poems, and stories that moved us as readers and inspired us to keep writing and writing and writing.



Mother Superior
Jennifer Robinette


A Bowl Full of Oranges
Carmelinda Blagg


Where’s Billy?
Lawrence F. Farrar



Our Mother: A Prequel
Betty Jo Buro


Fortune Tellers
Thomas N. Mannella III


The Dog-Eared Page
_ Kavanaugh


Night Light
George Bishop


We Passed Upon the Stair
Vallie Lynn Watson



Daye Phillippo


Communion Season
Bianca Diaz


Cara Chamberlain


Dinner at Mom's
Michael Gould


Copperhead, Ambler Gorge
Charles Laird Calia


Learning to Paddle a Canoe
Karen Hidebrand


Carl Auerbach


Old Loves
Carl Auerbach


Michelle Askin


Working Draft
Gwendolyn Jensen


Looking at Six Mile Creek
Robert Lee Kendrick


City of Bridges
Kirk Schlueter


Paper Birthday
Jennifer Jackson-Berry


Solvent Can
Robert Lee Kendrick


Zenith Singularity
Joddy Murray


Alison Hicks


Killing Time
Jennifer Gray

Flash Fiction


The Someone on the Roof
GennaRose Nethercott


The Son of a Coal Miner
Nate Pillman


Sarah Hausman


What She Showed Me
Bryce Emley


The Final Score
Ashley Cowger


A Promise
Maria Brandt


Ernesto Pavan


Still Auditioning
Eileen Malone


Beth Mead
Poetry Editor
Kelli Allen
Assistant Editor
Sam J. Imperiale
Managing Editor
Jacqueline McGarry

Editorial Assistants

Brooke Bartlett, Katie Rose Beck, Nicole Thom-Arens, Susan Sinclair Edele, Heather Evanson, Teressa Rose Ezell, Amanda D. Gaines, Wil Michael Wrenn, Janna L. Gyomlai, Taryn King-Smith, J. M. Landon, Jesse Maloney, Jess Ptak, Cassandra Ricard, Cynthia A. Roby, Leon Rybacki, Andi Dobek, Shane J. Tripp, Matt Turner, Emily J. Vieweg, Laura Widener, Jessica Goehring, Edward Yoho, Teresa Zemaitis

Cover Design & Journal Layout.

Christopher Mead

Cover Photograph

Terry St. Clair