DO#20: Early Childhood$8.00
In the pages before you are tales of children, parents, grandparents, friends, and life in an early stage of our development: childhood.
Do you remember your childhood? Was it full of smiles and playing outside? Meeting new friends, or shyly introducing yourself at the front of the classroom? Playing in sandboxes or in puddles?
Childhood should be an age without worry, but it can also sometimes come as harsh lessons and difficult decisions. As adults we hope that children don’t grow up too quickly; we try and shield them from the world’s problems.
Some of the children in this issue run into those worldly problems, like bullies, hospitals, police, guns, or overbearing mothers. Others are gleefully unaware, still in those childlike days of bliss.
We hope that you can find a glimpse of your inner child in the poetry and prose here, in issue 20 of Deep Overstock.
Next issue, Deep Overstock ages and gets mature with Romance.
Yours, the forever childish,
Deep Overstock Editors
Audio release party episodes can be found on the Deep Overstock Fiction Podcast.
David Agyei–Yeboah – authoritative mother; Fiery tongue
AJD – The Perils of Thornview
Arnold B. Cabdriver – My Son with the Twitchy Asshole
John Delaney – Newborn
Desiree Ducharme – Bad Math and Spelling
Pat Dutt – Early Science; Swinging
Lynette Esposito – Child Amongst the Wildflowers; Granddaughter; Laughter in the Hallway
Kate Falvey – 204th Street: lavaro ben fatto; Aphrodite in Her Nightie; Cora Fans Herself; Tonetta Lake: Papa’s Pennies
Joseph Farley – Frankenstein v The Wolfman v Dracula v a Duck
Esther Fishman – We Are All on Land Not Our Own
Michael Gigandet – The Hunters
Valerie Hunter – A Long Day Waiting; Never Ever, or an Alarming Gap in Memory; Turkey Cutlet Night
C.J. Huntington – First Picture of Baby RJ
Tara Kareta – Colored Memories; Lemon Candy Currency
Stuart Larner – One Day While Our Mother Was Out; Park Playground
James B. Nicola – The Spider has Devoured
Nneamaka Onochie – Lavender is a Shade of Purple
Hailey Plautz – Out Among the Breakers
Igor Teper – Brothers
Terry Trowbridge – Juice for the Babies; Misplaced Charity
Michael Turton – Balls, Bowels, and a Far Away Friend (Age 4); How Can All Three Ladies Look Just Like My Gramma? (Age 5)
Nicholas Yandell – Something Worth Savoring
Editors-In-Chief: Mickey Collins & Robert Eversmann
Managing Editors: Z.B. Wagman & Michael Santiago
Poetry: Timothy Arliss OBrien, Jihye Shin & Nicholas Yandell
Prose: Sarah Denison & Z.B. Wagman
Additional Copyediting: Heather Hambley