Forgotten God by Nicole Nevermore

Forgotten God         I looked up from my omelet to see Osiris sitting a few booths away. He was unmistakably the Egyptian god, with his signature smooth head, kohl lined eyes, and inverted obelisk-shaped beard extending from his chin to his chest. Unlike the paintings that bear his likeness across Egypt and in museums world-wide,…

War On Suicide By F. C. Brown Cloud

War On Suicide I needed a break at work so popped by Alex’s cubicle to say, “I’ve decided an honorable suicide is where you flash your organ donor card and pop yourself in the head right there in the hospital. Nothing goes to waste.” Alex didn’t even look up. “Only honorable suicide is where they…

Nostalgia by Cristina Moroianu

Nostalgia Inside The Beehive, it smelled like grilled cheese, strong black coffee, French onion soup and melted marshmallows dusted with cinnamon. What a strange mix, Alec thought. He let his eyes wander on the street, to the cars that flew by, to the people that rushed past the bistro, relentlessly reeling the unraveled threads of…

Friday Night by Benjamin Finateri

Friday Night In the dark, Billy sat in bed, eyes wide, wound up. He listened for the monster, the monster in the closet. The house stayed quiet. Billy slid out of bed, crept across the room, out to the hall. No light. He moved slowly, one hand for the wall. No stumbling or bumping or…

Bleak/Apparition by Broken Montague

BLEAK It is bleak, and the sky above is dim. Rain smoothly drops, I remember him. He grasps gently in my heart’s chamber, Can’t resist, I called his 11-digit number.   Then, I knew he is already happy. With a girl he really loves, she’s pretty. I called my best friends and got tipsy; Weeping…

Zero Plus One by Sebnem Sanders

Zero Plus One Zero leaned against the wall, taking comfort from its resistance. He sipped his drink, as he watched a group of guests saunter by. People laughed and joked. Some men eyed the females like prey, others, as though admiring cars in a motor show. They continued to meander across the hall, viewing their…

I Thought Death had Better Manners by Pleasant Street

A shadow fell across me and the shelves of canned tomatoes before me at the local market someone breathing-heavy enough close enough to feel it upon my neck. I moved an obligatory two steps toward the green beans but the shadow moved with me like the mouth-breathers from middle school. I made a quick move…

Selfish bastard by PJ Stephenson

Selfish bastard                                                                             “What if I’d found the body? “I’m so glad I didn’t; I’m not sure how I’d have coped. “Instead of me, it was Dougie – poor old sod. He had a client who wanted an early viewing so he went into the office around seven. What a gruesome surprise awaited him….

Incubus by Kyle Lawhorn

Incubus I slam the front door shut behind me as I trudge into a caliginous living room. Home at last. Well, not exactly home, for the temporary soul of an apartment will never match the enduring soul of a house, but close enough for this twenty-year-old. There is an awful crick in my neck, so…

Whiskers Sam by Victoria Whittaker

Whiskers Sam PART TWO ~Break On Through~   It’s impossible for me to wake up early in the morning without the assistance of Jim Morrison. Instead, I was awoken by the smooth serenade of German engineering, long after the break of dawn. My whiskers flicked as my eyes opened and I saw the tail end…