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SPRING 2019


JUNK DRAWER is a prompt-based art and literary magazine that aims

to both showcase what artists can produce when baited and to praise the tangential nature of creativity.

We are so inspired by the contributors’ interpretations of these prompts and hope that their work encourages readers to create something of their own. Feel very free to check the prompts at the end of each issue and send your arts our way. Thanks for giving a shit! Yours,

No part of this magazine may be used or reproduced without permission from the artists. For more information, contact junkdrawermagazine@gmail.com Cover art by Casey O’Brien


CONTRIBUTORS

AARON BOYD

I graduated from MIAD with a BFA in Illustration and was most fortunate to know by the age of five that I wanted to be an artist. By the age of 6 I knew I wanted to make books with my art. My deepest fascination in art and life are the universal stories that bind us. My medium of choice is watercolor or mixed media with watercolor, crayon, ink and paper. www.aaronboydart.blogspot.com AMELINDA BURICH

can’t commit to one form of expression so she is spending her life writing, drawing, painting, dancing, acting, writing and performing music, and daydreaming.

DANIELLE SIMONE

is a painter, illustrator, and photographer who was encouraged by her mother at the age of 7 to make documentaries of her gerbils and/or to create soap operas where she would play the essential role of Qtip the (musician) Priest. instagram.com/dnellls


CONTRIBUTORS

JAKE MILLER

Dreamer by day & engineering designer by day job. Insomniac creative & inventive time waster by night. Nap enthusiast by necessity. Assembled all submissions with bits & pieces found in a single issue of National Geographic (March 1995) and B&W acrylic paint. instagram.com/cosmicdoge

CASEY O’BRIEN

writes, mostly about water and mirrors and smoochin’. She is currently out on loan to South Carolina where she’s letting the red dye grow out of her hair, trying not to get hit by cars, and wondering what the pullquotes of her life will be when it’s all said and done. brocasarea.webflow.io/ RACHEL SANDERS

lives in New Orleans, Baltimore, Milwaukee and some places in between, mostly a visual artist, loves to play the drums, loves swimming laps and really enjoys laughing. www.rachsanders.com


R U S T A N Y WAY


RUST ANYWAY

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JAKE MILLER


TAMAG OTC H I “After the pet is born, it will have physiological and psychological needs. The pet will grow up smoothly on condition that the master has satisfied its needs in time. If the master has carefully tended it, the pet can grow up to 20 years of age and it will in the end sorrowfully say ‘Bye Bye’ to you.”

tonight I got drunk & ordered a Tamagotchi & immediately freaked out because I’m not ready but Savannah said she thinks I’ll be a great mom and I laughed about what 30 looks like these days & thanked the heavens for the 2000s and how they stretched out a woman’s timeline now I can rust any way I want RUST ANYWAY

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CASEY O’BRIEN


RUST ANYWAY

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AARON BOYD


A TRUE I


INSIDER

FLOWERLESS MILE


YOU T R I ED TO M AKE M E F EEL G OO D

I We drove to Cousins to split a 15” sub. I cried to myself in your mom’s car because Little Spacey came on. We walked side by side in the rain down Holy Hill and I wanted to make out in the secret little shack. I think anyone else would’ve been making out and that’s what I thought all summer. It was nice to drink tea in your clothes and sleep on your living room couch where you slept right beside me on the floor. In the morning you put your fingers between my tingling hand because I woke up with sleeping limbs and you wanted to make me feel good. But that would be another day we would not kiss and another day we would have a long hug goodbye in a car and another day I would leave you feeling so empty inside.

FLOWERLESS MILE

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RACHEL SANDERS


II I told you you were my first positive sexual experience since before I was raped and you said it’s hard for you to know I feel strongly for you. I thought about our teeth clinking together in a sopping wet tent and sitting in the tall grass along the river and looking panel by panel at Golda Meir’s mural we deemed the best piece of art in Milwaukee. I would go home after long bike rides across and under the interstate and write about how confused I was. My summer became our summer but like all seasons do it faded.

FLOWERLESS MILE

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RACHEL SANDERS


FLOWERLESS MILE

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AARON BOYD


M I L D , MOV I N G

some days, September, my shadow gets ahead of me and I can see you in that mild, moving dark, like ‘hey, how’ve you been?’ and I’m like, ‘good!’ for whatever reason and then I spend hours walking mile after flowerless mile across the page, pulling hitchhikers out of poems that weren’t supposed to be about you.

FLOWERLESS MILE

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CASEY O’BRIEN


FLOWERLESS MILE

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JAKE MILLER


FLOWERLESS MILE

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AMELINDA BURICH


T H E X - R AY U N D E R S


S T A N D S M E RBEECTKTLEERS S A S W E A R E


RECKLESS AS WE ARE

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DANIELLE SIMONE


RECKLESS AS WE ARE

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JAKE MILLER


AN 8 O N I T S S I D E

I identify not with Old Yeller or his owners playing god but with rabies itself sickness itself chanting at the burial it’s not my fault it’s no body’s fault

RECKLESS AS WE ARE

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CASEY O’BRIEN


RECKLESS AS WE ARE

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AARON BOYD


ED I TO R ’S PL AY LI S T

R U S T AN Y WAY

You’re the Best - Wet Wonder - Valley Maker Bored + Lazy - Jamaican Queens F L OW ER L ES S M I LE

Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - Arcade Fire Busy Earnin’ - Jungle Relay Runner - Loma R EC K L ES S AS W E A RE

Ascension - Gorillaz, Vince Staples Calm It Down - Sisyphus Party Like Your Heart Hurts - Rubblebucket


SU BM ISSIO NS F O R S U M M E R 2 0 1 9 D EAD L I NE M AY 1

JU N K D R AW ER M AG AZ I N E@ G M AI L . CO M

Capable Of Eerie Things Half The Birds The Hundred Hallways

Jerks need not apply.

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Junk Drawer Spring 2019 Issue  

Spring 2019 Issue of Junk Drawer Magazine, a prompt-based literary and art magazine.

Junk Drawer Spring 2019 Issue  

Spring 2019 Issue of Junk Drawer Magazine, a prompt-based literary and art magazine.

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