War & Peace: The Postcard

War & Peace: The Postcard

The Postcard Eva Lou USA I live at the base of the Eiffel Tower, my windows framing the symbol of France like borders of a postcard. Every night on the hour, the Eiffel Tower twinkles and a hundred fireflies descend upon our living room. We don’t keep a clock in the...
War & Peace: The Postcard

War & Peace: Fernweh

Fernweh Lori Arden USA The first week of my freshman year of college I found myself stumped by a question I had never been asked before. ‘Where are you from?’ The girl who asked me lived in my dorm and had just that weekend made the two hour drive up from Long Island,...
War & Peace: The Postcard

War & Peace: The Catalan Lottery Ticket

The Catalan Lottery Ticket Peter Wortsman USA It is February, 1974, a year before Generalissimo Franco’s demise. Things are tense in Barcelona. The angst is muffled by Catalan defiance and big city swagger, but evident all the same in the wary gaze of the locals. At...
War & Peace: The Postcard

War & Peace: There’s No Place

There’s No Place Jonathon Engels USA Emma says home is where I am, and I say that my home is where she is. Sometimes, we joke that the spot she nuzzles into me, below my right armpit, is a magical place called Inglenook. We got that from the name of a wine we shared...
War & Peace: The Postcard

War & Peace: Privilege

Privilege Molly Fisk USA It’s Saturday morning and I’m heading for the farmer’s market in my town, which is two miles from my house. From June through November, this is one of my rituals. I show up half an hour early to drink a latte at the adjacent...