Rhonda Melanson

July 21, 2021

Uproar is pleased to present six very different responses to our theme of “Plots and Schemes”—which admittedly was not the easiest theme to work with. We thank everyone who took the time to submit a piece and hope you’ll consider submitting to our next theme. Watch for information in the coming weeks. Please scroll down to …

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Fear of Drowning

Fear of Drowning our relationship has never been fluid I remember the first time, I screamed to the point of embarrassment and others screamed back in static echoes over time. Now when you touch me, nausea coats me with blue fear while panic attacks begin their drum roll. It’s the depth I can’t quite comprehend, …

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Essential Work

Essential Work What work is mine? Offering my full cornucopia, cut from leg of sacrificial lamb? Allowing my rounded fruit to be cupped squeezed, peeled bruising concealed? Resurrecting the ole iron lung, its dependable clatter, the work of being essential noise for those needing reminders of the sweetness of breathing on our own without effort.

Mexican Restaurant Patio

Mexican Restaurant Patio greetings to pine picnic tables in reconstructed parking lots to lime margaritas chicken mole enchiladas dare I try spicy chocolate sauce others might resist in favour of safe in favour of normal? Risky tastes delicious. As I expected.

Openings

The inaugural theme the Literary Committee has chosen for August 2020 is “Openings.” Committee member Rhonda Melanson describes what openings means to her: “To define openings is to allow access, a beginning, an initial part, being declared open and ready to use, preliminary statements, a clearing, an opportunity to achieve something. Think about stage 2 …

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