Fiction

The Cull

by: R. E Hengsterman “Amongst all the ruin there were rumors of salvation, people searching, desperate, scared and broken. I’d sought the same redemption.” The…

The Underdog

by: T.E. Cowell “The world is against him, but he types on all the same.” An author questions his worth as an artist, and as…

10,000 Monkeys

by: Cameron Kirk A timeless joke, a Schrödinger reference, and a team of overworked primates… “Here it is, sir.” Marvin the Monkey placed the manuscript on…

The Night Before Dia De Los Muertos

by: Joseph E. Lerner A dose of microfiction that whisks you away to Mérida, Yucatan, on the eve of the spiritual homecoming… “¡Despierta!” the man…

Grace

by: Frederick Foote An eye-opening short, where the rougher edges of what it means to be human are smoothed over… Another Monday, and another misplaced,…

Desert Stars

by: Cameron Kirk Two disparate lives, that of a pilot and a nomad, intersect under the vast, glimmering skies of the desert…. The night sky…

Five Fights

by: Steve Passey It’s not how many fights you’ve endured that defines you, it’s how many you’ve won. One person’s journey to rise up against…

Ice Eyes of the Turquoise Passage

by: Rekha Valliappan A window into the mind’s eye of an artist as she crafts, where a blusterous mountain painting ripens amid slithering engines of…

The Hotel Room

by: T.E. Cowell This week we feature a double dose of the introspective, melancholy, and always relatable work of T.E. Cowell, On this occasion, Cowell…

Happy Anniversary & Long Distance

by: T.E. Cowell Two offerings of fiction that examine the strains put on our relationships by time and space… Happy Anniversary It was my anniversary…

Confucius Say

by: Mark Budman An eye-catching short, where the mystical fusion of a chance encounter and a philosopher’s advice, becomes the backdrop to one man’s face-to-face with…

Stanny Couldn’t Make It

by: Jim Snowden A theatrical production’s make believe racism comes face to face with its real-world counterpart, spilling off the screen with deadly results… Excerpted…