Rappahannock Review | Issue 1.4
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Issue 1.4

A note from the Editor: Moira McAvoy


The Guide to Running Your First Marathon by Taylor Bostick
“On the morning of The Marathon, you, The Runner, should wake three to four hours before the start of The Race…

Walking the Dog by Jon Michaud
“Walter didn’t know much about cancer…”



A Reception for Perloo by Matthew Gavin Frank
“Rapt are the indignities of perloo

Ineditability by B.J. Hollars
“It was only a matter of time before we began eating our bodies

Only Water, and the Stars by Sean Prentiss
“When this boy [nineteen years old if a day] is drunk [and most dark nights he is always almost drunk]

“Of Blood” by Ashley Bethard
“We bob in the muddy green water of the Chesapeake Bay

Meme 12 by Dave Madden
“I first walked as a queer into a gay bar in the summer of 2004

The Princess, The Stranger, and The Suspension of Disbelief by Brian Oliu
“This is the biography of someone who does not exist



Gale by Anne Shaw
“I shouted, take me further

Jacinte by Jayne Benjulian
“We walked through the cemetery

A Carol for Southern Christmases by Erin Smith
“The light above my mother’s couch should be enough…”

Unless you are an aspiring laser beam, your microwave won’t teach you anything by Katelyn Kiley
“Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m eating & eating & nothing can appease me…

In Watching an Old Episode of A Cook’s Tour by Erin Smith
“In 2002, America was afraid of everything…”

Hunger by Sarah McCartt-Jackson
“What was there left to do?

peace and quiet by Stephen Cushman
“no escape

A Raising by Christopher Citro
“We gathered at Niedermeyer’s house the next week

Saint Mary’s Dawn by Vanessa Stauffer
“Like the boy crying wolf, the trumpet repeats an old warning