Fiction - Year II - Number 5 - December 2016

    PURPLE DRESS, A short story by Denis Bell

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    PURPLE DRESSBy Denis Bell One spoon of instant and two spoons of sugar in the Disney mug with the broken handle. The best way to start your day.           Garbage spilling...

    A GARDEN ON THE ROOF, A short story by Patty Somlo

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    A GARDEN ON THE ROOF By Patty Somlo The tall, very dark-skinned man didn’t say a word, as Katherine Foster led him and the woman from the refugee agency through the flat. Moderately tall herself and...

    I TAKE FLIGHT, by C. E. Petrichor

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    I TAKE FLIGHTBy C.E. Petrichor When I think of my family, I think of vines. I think of monumental emerald green ropes embellished with thick, needle pointed thorns that...

    A PALIMPSEST, A short story by Jim Naremore

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    A PALIMPSESTBy Jim Naremore      Files. Or, more directly, filing cabinets.     Green, brown and different shades of grey. Battered, scratched, dented, their hardware tarnished. Some Kafkaesque bureaucratic dystopian fantasy: brown veneer second-hand conference...

    DOUBLE DODGING, A short story by Edith Gallagher Boyd

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    DOUBLE DODGINGBy Edith Gallagher Boyd The ball swished through the basket. Not only was it a buzzer beater, it was against one of our biggest rivals. My shot gave...

    HYPERSPACE, A short story by Haley Quinton

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    HYPERSPACEBy Haley Quinton Cole closed his eyes and dreamed of space travel. The old car’s engine thunked and whined, sounding just like a spaceship. He was wrapped in his...