Through the Veil – by THOMAS ELSON

Through the Veil by Thomas Elson         Katherine was born in an isolated section of an isolated state where creeks were called rivers and foothills called mountains, where the letter … Continue reading Through the Veil – by THOMAS ELSON

The Cookie Jar – by MICHAEL MORRIS

The Cookie Jar   Little Bill constantly snatched his grandmother’s homemade treats. Every day after school, he went to his grandparents’ house, and did his homework at the kitchen table … Continue reading The Cookie Jar – by MICHAEL MORRIS

Chance / Woman – by THOM YOUNG

Chance   he gave his only son so that a wretch may become a treasure he gave his last dime to play A2 on the jukebox again and again for … Continue reading Chance / Woman – by THOM YOUNG

Epochal / Failure / Rope – by LAWRENCE WILLIAM BERGGOETZ

Epochal                                                           … Continue reading Epochal / Failure / Rope – by LAWRENCE WILLIAM BERGGOETZ

Owed to Continuation of Species – by PETER BRACKING

  owed to continuation of species   banks you gotta hand it to ’em (and you do you certainly do) banks would slice off your testes rip out your tubes … Continue reading Owed to Continuation of Species – by PETER BRACKING

Poetry – from MEGAN MEALOR

Ripening   mother was our madness   and our curves even her silhouettes were silver           mother could grow marigolds                               in November   she was our snake … Continue reading Poetry – from MEGAN MEALOR

Days on Lawndale – by MATTHEW J. LAWLER

Days on Lawndale   Oh those days on Lawndale, The summer sweet weed smell and 40 ounce behemoth breath left its mark upon me like a flame searing flesh. I … Continue reading Days on Lawndale – by MATTHEW J. LAWLER

Butoh / Barbarians – by CARRIE REDWAY

Butoh   I saw a Butoh dancer once snap her back in mid-step jerk her neck to the side I gasped it was surreal but part of the dance.   … Continue reading Butoh / Barbarians – by CARRIE REDWAY

Grandpa’s Hands – by TIM TIPTON

Grandpa’s Hands   Grandpa’s hands were kind, old, tan from the hot sun They told more than his face did about life and where he had traveled in his eighty … Continue reading Grandpa’s Hands – by TIM TIPTON

Motherhood Part II – by E.N. LOIZIS

Motherhood – Part II   This is your body soft like a pillow like the place she would want to lay her head and dream how easy to make her … Continue reading Motherhood Part II – by E.N. LOIZIS

Dr. Herschel Henry & Son: Fingerprint Experts – by STEPHEN COOPER (originally published in Great Jones Street Press)

This story was originally published in Great Jones Street Press Dr. Herschel Henry & Son: Fingerprint Experts Reaching deep into the Coleman cooler, Herschel extracted another cold beer for himself.  … Continue reading Dr. Herschel Henry & Son: Fingerprint Experts – by STEPHEN COOPER (originally published in Great Jones Street Press)

Mad History. – by NATASHA BURGE

Mad History. I am followed by ghosts who dance in my footsteps. They strike matches against my ribs, yank at my tongue, and wield my spine like a truncheon. I … Continue reading Mad History. – by NATASHA BURGE