Fiction

A Forgone Conclusion

A bewitching, ominous pastoral comedy that draws you into the orbit of a cursed, embattled family… by: Jeff Schneekloth “I‘ve had it with these vampires,”…

The Girl In The Watercolor

by: Jon Krampner1 A surreal work of fiction where a series of supernatural events, and a considerable allotment of jealousy, threatens to consume one couple’s…

You’ll Never Walk Alone

by: William Cass1 A short story rife with passion, heartache, and the confusion that often comes with longing… Meg walked down the sidewalk on an…

The Swim

The Swim

by: Chris Cooper “Is there anything more depressing than knowing you’re worth more dead than alive?”A short story where everything is falling apart and all seems…

Over The Winter

by: Kevin Sterne An absurdist work of fiction where unlikely partnerships are forged, tensions rise, and an eccentric cast of characters find a measure of catharsis…

Best Of ATM 2018, Fiction

Best Of ATM 2018, Fiction

As 2018 comes to its close, Across the Margin takes a look back at some of its most treasured moments in Fiction… Throughout this final…

Screamers

Screamers

by: Frederick Foote “I don’t dream. I quit dreaming. Turned it off. I try not to feel for anyone.” A dystopian short story where humanity…

Envy

Envy

by: Mike Sutton Coveting the assets of others, be it honor, wealth or recognition, sometimes strikes close to home, and the outcome can often be…

Grandpa

by: T.E. Cowell “For all he knows he’ll never die. That’s exactly how I felt when I was his age.” A work of fiction that…

A Visitation

A Visitation

by: Frederick Foote When the past comes back to stalk the present — a short story about a veteran confronted by the horrors of his…