Friday, May 20

Fiction

Fiction

Transfiguration

by Marianne Leone Downtown Crossing, Boston; unknown photographer Rita and Christina had lunch at the place that served the ninety-nine cent clam dinners across from Filene’s Basement. Mother and daughter sat facing each other like strangers forced to share a booth during the lunchtime rush and, like strangers, said little besides pass the salt, or hand me a napkin. It was the first time they had ever eaten in a restaurant alone together. They were calmed by the bustle of the lunchtime crowd, the clink of china, the indifferent voices of secretaries and shoppers that swaddled them. Rita had come on the subway, all the way into town, to see Christina’s apartment for herself, and to gauge how much her changeling daughter had changed in the month since she had packed her bags and left ...
Fiction

We are seeking stories from the diaspora

Pummarola, an online journal of arts, politics and culture, is seeking works of short fiction for our upcoming issues. Pummarola seeks to capture the spirit of what it means to be part of the Italian diaspora, but with an interest in all expression. We recognize the intersection/crossroads of the Italian diaspora with that of many cultures and groups, including but not limited to Indigenous, African American, Latinx, Feminist, LGBTQ communities, and as such, we welcome work that reflect those experiences. At this time, Pummarola can offer no payment for contributions. Please see our submission guidelines for more information.