Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Briefest Use – By Hayden Moore

  This is an allegorical fiction following a girl named Echo as she tries to navigate a city where words only have meaning in the...

The Illusion Of Consciousness – By Kim Farleigh

    X-rays struck Matthew's tray. A snowy-haired man, with marine-green eyes, attempting impartiality, and glowing like alabaster, asked: "Why Israel?" A distorted representation of Matthew filled...

Road Trip At Night – By Zach Murphy

  Jared drove as the rain pounded the windshield and the wipers squeaked to ear-twitching levels. His girlfriend Tammy sat in the passenger seat. Julie...

Around Robin Hood’s Barn – By Judith Goode

    My therapist wants me to feel my feelings. I have a CD of bird songs and I’m listening to those and sitting in my...

Tea with Old Friends – By Jonathan Ferrini

  It was a weekly treat for me to attend an elegant, afternoon, “High Tea” at the beautiful “Mark Hopkins Hotel” after church services across...

Solomon – By Dennis Vannatta

  Someone with a good heart, who could have easily gone on through the EZ-Pass lane and washed his hands of the affair, went out...

Cleaning – By Norbert Kovacs 

    The stain had grown out of hand, Marcia Wilson thought raising her spray in the family bathroom. Black mildew that first covered a patch...

Double Shift – By Zach Murphy

  Heavy eyelids don’t adhere to will after you’ve just worked a double shift. Zamir was having that problem on a particularly snowy night, so he...

Redusperilitis – By Kim Farleigh

    The red star on a grinning policeman’s hat matched his star-studded, red epaulettes. A passing truck’s noise helped me “ignore” that cop’s whistling attempt...

Hsi-wei and the Fall of the Sui – By Robert Wexelblatt

    The two weeks the Tang minister Fang Xuan-ling stole from his work in the capital to visit the poet/peasant Chen Hsi-wei in Chiangling were...

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