Kait Mauro – Seasons

Seasons Winter Curl into yourself, avoid going outside because you hate the cold. Spend your mornings in thrift stores hunting for old paintings and model ships to nest into your new apartment. Run away to North Carolina to see the boy you’ve decided you love. Run away to Pittsburgh, then New York City over New […]

Saor Hawk – Lullaby

Lullaby       Shae strummed her guitar angrily in a fit of frustration. She’d been working on the once promising song for days now, and it seemed she was getting nowhere with it. She paused. Then she strummed the chord again, more gently this time, listening closely. To her surprise, the chord was exactly […]

Gary J. Garrison – Thin

Thin Over the mountains the oil sky was splitting open, the yellow light crawling over the world. I stood sleepless at the end of the dock watching a flock of gulls float over the small swells, their white feathers dissolving in and out of the fog. The rest of the class drifted down the small […]

Amy Clark – The Strip

The Strip People make too much of dissociation—it’s a wonderful coping skill. Time honored, really.  I’m not a multiple, mind you.  It is just that if you need to touch my body, don’t worry; I have some place to go where I can’t be bothered. Let me pause here, while I undress. I’m going to […]

Jeffrey Zable – Anyway

Anyway It reminded me of the time I was at a high school dance and the pretty young woman I was secretly in love with was standing near the dance floor and I had every opportunity to walk up to her and ask her for a dance but told myself it wasn’t the right time […]

Sommer Nectarhoff – Ad Mortem

Ad Mortem      He slipped the bullet into the chamber and gave it a spin with a flick of the wrist. The chamber rolled for a few moments before slowing to a halt, and then he cocked the piston and set the revolver down on the table.      We picked up our glasses.      […]

Jahla Seppanen – The Screen Door

The Screen Door He fixed his eyes on the small sun. In the distance there were mountains and the sun hovered above the tallest peak, apprehended by only one thin cloud. The orb was yellow and red. The color of Anne Marie’s favorite dress. The man stared at the sun, and stayed staring. He stared […]


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