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Jonathan Foreman was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Currently, he is finishing up his third and final year at the University of Baltimore Law School. He previously was Head Fiction Editor on Grub Street literary magazine at Towson University and is currently a Production Editor on the Journal of Land Use at the law school. When not writing fiction he coaches youth lacrosse, plays guitar and piano, and is a die hard Ravens and Orioles fan.


Fire Before Ash

Issue No. 174 ~ November, 2011

We stop. It’s at least ninety degrees outside and we are at an impasse. There is a boy in the road. He is wearing a puffy black coat. Gaines is silent, always silent. James speaks up, Jandi, Ogoff terra amie. He yells and raises his gun.