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CONCESSIONS FOR CASH by LeeAnn Weaver

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I got the key out of the lockbox and swung the front door open. The wide, winding staircase and empty hall greeted me as it did every Sunday. I put down my...

THE SOWBELLY TRIO by James Hanna

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My wife, Mary, and I sit on the front porch of our Florida home. Mary is feeling nostalgic, so she asks me a syrupy question. I never feel very comfortable when Mary...

FOR THE LAND OF THE FREE by Christine Kiefer

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For the Land of the Free             I am wrapped up in a map of the United States of America.  I fall asleep at night picturing...

IN THE LIFE OF A SLEEPWALKER by Paulette Carter

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I woke up in a cold sweat. I realized that my husband is not beside me in our bed. I come to and realize that my husband must be sleepwalking. The weirdest...

SHIVER by Ben Shahon

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Shiver I don’t remember where or when it was that I first met Alex. As far back as I can remember, she and I have been close. Her mom,...

THE PRICE FOR GREEN by Lane Goble

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The Price for Green In an empty colorless theatre, a man in a black plague doctor mask, who we will call The Doctor, enters the stage. There is a...

RUNNING WITH THE WOLVES by Kylie McKenzie

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Running with the Wolves Kylie McKenzie I picked at the flecks of dirt beneath my fingernails as the rain outside turned from a downpour to a...

PERENNIAL UNDULATION by Preston Canavan

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Perennial Undulation             A smack of thunder prompted his eyes to drift open. He lay still a moment, taking this time before sitting up. An hour could go by...

BEYOND APPEARANCES by Jose Recio

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Beyond Appearances Playing in front of her house, a little girl sets wildflowers in earthen pots pretending to be a gardener. She lives with her parents in a red-roofed...