Fiction

Shift Work

by: R. E Hengsterman “Apathy left the door wide open for me, and the third floor became my own personal playground. To which I took…

Where’s The Fire?

by: Tom Snethen A summer spent as a “Sleeper,” living out every boy’s childhood fantasy… Located where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, Astoria, Oregon…

Reunion

by: William Lucas When a ghost from the past shows up at a high school reunion, it threatens to change not only those in attendance,…

How It Starts, Sick and Tired, & Anxiety

by: T.E. Cowell Three pieces of flash-fiction that expose the ways in which worry and self-doubt can cripple ambition… How It Starts I haven’t been outside once today….

Devolution

by: Frederick Foote Laboring to become as thin, as weightless, and as quiet as a shadow, to help guide into the world that what must…

A Man Like Any Other

by: Meagan Maguire The deep disconnect that exists between the person the world sees you as, and the one you really are…. Almost anyone can…

Curious & Guidelines

by: T.E. Cowell Two offerings of flash-fiction, one that lays bare the inherent cost of curiosity, and another that exposes the cat and mouse game…

Amy, Still

by: Susanna Baird A moment of unadulterated peacefulness, punctured thoroughly by horror and chaos… Styrofoam cups filled with rancid coffee, gum wrappers, fingernail shards, and a…

Tickle Me Amnesio

by: Greg Burkholder Trickery laid bare but not called to task, where the faithful are “healed” by the Spirit of The Lord… Y’all done forgot….

The Maverick

by: JL Shockey “I get up and look to see how much of myself I left on the ground. There’s a portrait made up of my…

Why I Built My House The Way I Did

by Jon Krampner “Life was splendid and gay, until it turned into a pageant of death…” When Annie started coughing and wheezing, Oliver and I took her to…

Best of ATM 2016, Fiction

As 2016 comes to its close, Across the Margin takes a look back at some of its most treasured moments in Fiction… Throughout this final…