life

Flesh Colored Shell

Flesh Colored Shell

by: Allison Cripe A story where a shell is far more than just a shell, and a significance of an ordinary object is birthed from…

Skipping Stones

Skipping Stones

by: Tyler Womack “I’m putting you in the story only so you’ll feel the stakes the way I do. Because here’s the truth: This is…

Hollow Bodies

Hollow Bodies

by: Lucy Gardner1 “I imagine their bodies are hollow like the look in their eyes, lifeless forms drifting through town.” A short story that uncovers…

Kauaian Karma

Kauaian Karma

by: Terry Martin “What difference could my desire to cling to life possibly make to the ocean?” A story that urges one to let go…

Beautiful Morning

Beautiful Morning

by: John S Alty A life come full circle, a love enduring, brought forth in a mere two hundred and thirty-five words… I met her in…

Yale

Yale

by: Frederick Foote 1 “He has to find his own way out — has to find his own way in the world. I almost regret I…

The Woman On The Plane

The Woman On The Plane

by: Daniel DeMay A terse, but profound, glimpse into one woman’s life and the nightmare it has devolved into… She has long blonde hair and…

Love Song for Amygdala

Love Song for Amygdala

by: Lara Messersmith-Glavin1 An impactful essay about learning to celebrate the experience of anger and using it to overcome complacency in this political moment… The amygdala…

Family Business

Family Business

by: Alan Swyer1 A short story where the light at the end of the tunnel is the eventual fraying of the ties that bind… “If…

American Cab

American Cab

by: Cynthia Close A real-life story of an authentic connection across cultures where an encounter opens a wound and recalls thoughts of a war, fifteen…

Wistful Wishes

Wistful Wishes

by: Blake Ainsley A lifetime of yearning. An existence replete with unfulfilled dreams and false hopes. Until that one day when everything changes… I fled with…