Featured Stories

The Hell You Say

by Bruce Golden "I don't want excuses, Dweezil, I want perversion, I want hostilities—I want conflict and I want plenty of it!" Nick ran his long, perfectly-manicured fingers through his hair as if his head hurt. The thinning gray strands didn't provide much resistance. "Milksops and dainty Marys—that's what you've been scheduling." Dressed in his favorite black suit, shirt, and red ...
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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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New Stories


by David R. Grigg The bus seemed to be taking forever that morning. Mary Benson fumed as she craned her ...
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Born for Wonderland

by Ewa Mazierska It is a cliché that language does not merely reflect reality, but creates it. But it rarely happens ...
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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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The Runaway

by David W. Berner My mother handed me a long stick that had fallen to the ground from a high ...
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A Worm Tale

A Work of Nonfiction by Cathleen Townsend I believe there’s a genetic component to empathy. Certainly it can be learned ...
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The Atomic Age

by EN Heim Barrett looked up from the newspaper. He glanced at Gwynne. She was putting a spoonful of oatmeal ...
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Bio Babies

by EN Heim Barrett read the morning newspaper at the kitchen table. He glanced out the kitchen window and saw ...
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