Loss

Pitter-Patter

“When he stopped answering to his name altogether, and just stared blankly, she knew something was deeply wrong.” A stirring short story that exemplifies that idea…

For Oona

A heart-rendering tale of friendship, struggle, and devotion that speaks to the intimacy and power of even the subsidiary relationships in one’s life… by: Carolynn Kingyens Nancy…

Before Lunch

A deeply moving work, inspired by a twenty-five-year marriage to an older man, celebrating the joys inherent when one leaps at the opportunity for love in…

At Sea

While attempting to find abatement from the anguish of loss, a grieving woman becomes conscious of how deeply that heartache endures within her… by: Bruce…

The Rules of Big Buck

A real life portrayal of loss, one that highlights the unique places we inhabit to seek respite from pain… by: Adam Shaw I don’t know why…

Buddy

A work of flash fiction that incites reflection about the regrets that may linger when all is said and done… by: John Brantingham Buddy wakes up…

Descent

A stirring work of fiction where memories of a devastating loss —  oft suppressed by substances that fog memories and mute rumination — push a…

Piñata

“Now, all she had to do was wait, and worry.” A short story where the lingering pain from a profound loss fractures the very fabric of…

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…

Remain

Remain

by: Rhiannon Richardson1 A short story centering around an all consuming anguish that threatens to undo the myriad blessings life has to offer… Moisture rose…

Googling A First Love

Googling A First Love

by: John Haymaker1 The sting of a first lost love lingers in the heart of the romantic, and time and distance forever push that momentary…