Sionnain Buckley

Sionnain Buckley is a writer, editor, and visual artist based in Columbus. Her work has been published in Hobart, Porter House Review, Wigleaf, Strange Horizons, and others. She is pursuing an MFA in fiction at Ohio State, where she also serves as associate fiction editor for The Journal. More of her work can be found at

American Heroic

Jay looks over at me now, twirling the stem of the leaf between her fingers. “I wanted to be an artist. Like a painter with an easel and a French beret, that’s how I pictured it. But now I want to make comic books. I want to make stories about kids...