Featured Stories

The Parts Beneath

by Christine Rice Flint, Michigan, 1918 Vida Hitchcock and her parents stood on the train platform in the December drizzle, waiting impatiently for the train that would bring her twin brother home. Everett's and six other boys’ return had been delayed by injuries suffered just days before Emperor Wilhelm abdicated the German Throne and the war wheezed to an end ...
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God’s Guerrilla

by John Fox Once I decided to go visit my daughter Catherine and the grandkids in Portland, not even the Devil himself could have stopped me. Driving up without speaking engagements seemed a waste of my talent, so I placed a few calls. I told one pastor I was doing a steeplechase up the coast, a bit of wordplay I ...
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by Daniel Wallace You have arrived in Aristea. The friendly natives of the small island republic welcome you as you step off the plane and into the sweltering midday heat. The sun is high and blinding in its brightness; it’s difficult to see anything at first. But you make them out soon enough, there, standing in a line along the ...
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In What Furnace Was Thy Brain?

by David R. Grigg It began as it always did. A slow rousing as her surroundings took shape: the white room, its corners curved and softened, the light perfectly even, casting no shadows. Then came a growing awareness of her body and its senses. Unclothed, she felt neither heat nor cold nor any draft of air. Only a slight pressure ...
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New Stories

The Edge

by Fiona Jones Hank felt quietly ecstatic. He closed his eyes, feeling the letter of destiny in his hand and the ...
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My Soul, One Shadow Shy of Black

by Kevin Holton There is a room in my family’s home that isn’t used. It isn’t one you might expect, like ...
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The Transcendent Cavewoman

by Joe Taylor “Hairy,” he says. “Me,” he adds, thumping a fist into his heavy brow. His knuckles carom off ...
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I Never Stopped Loving Her

by Karl "Tony" Ginyard John had just got off the phone and was visibly unnerved. I had known him for ...
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Snow Poems

by Carl Boon Snow in Tehran I see a picture of a girl walking through a park. Beautiful and amused, she ...
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Bridge Poems

by Kim Whysall-Hammond Boy Migrant I am haunted by a young boy, mid-teens a lad like mine, seen on the news ...
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Autumn Poems

by Daryl Muranaka Black Rabbit Sitting in his green framed warren, chicken wire and plastic wrapped windows, does he stare ...
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Dead Poems

by G. O. Clark From The Hand Of The artist slumps in his chair, sketchpad in lap, gnarled fingers holding ...
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