Our apologies, the link to Aliza Dube’s essay was not functional when we first blogged about the new issue; that error has been corrected.
You can find a link to “Loved to Death” on the home page, or via this link: https://longridgereview.com/aliza-dube/.
Aliza’s recounts one of her childhood pets’ violent end and the impact it had on her perception of love. It is one of several essays in Issue 12 to confront complicated dynamics of consent, predation, risk-taking, bigotry, and regret.
Despite these themes, there is an irrepressible strength in these narratives.
We hope you will come take a look!