"On the Corner,
On "On the Corner, Tucked Away" by Ariél Martinez
by Laura Maylene Walter
When I opened “On the Corner, Tucked Away” in our submission queue, I found myself reading a smart, heartfelt rumination on relationships, heartbreak, coming of age, and the complex emotional fallout that can accompany the process of packing up and moving. As Ariel and I embarked on the revision process, I asked her to consider carving away a few moments that served (in my opinion) to gently clutter the beauty and power of the prose—and by doing so, I believed her lovely essay could shine even brighter.