Breaking my Silence and my Happy Mask – Kelly Fitzharris Coody, Author

All the Things I’m NOT Supposed to Say – so be it, I’m biting the fucking hand that feeds. – Kelly Fitzharris Coody, Author of Unhinged   I won’t and … Continue reading Breaking my Silence and my Happy Mask – Kelly Fitzharris Coody, Author

Amelia Flew Home – by STEVE CARR

AMELIA FLEW HOME by Steve Carr Her feet; those elephantine, calloused, dry, mop-water-dirtied appendages, lifted from the ground, raising that bloated, overworked, undersexed, unappreciated body into the air where she … Continue reading Amelia Flew Home – by STEVE CARR

she is lion face, i am lemon face – by ZACHARY M HODSON

she is lion face, i am lemon face beneath a slim lick of ice the koi want you to know they have not died this winter you had already budgeted … Continue reading she is lion face, i am lemon face – by ZACHARY M HODSON

I Still am me – by MIRELA ATHANAS

“I still am me”   I still am me!   I am, … I still am me, I am the little baby, With the tiny fingers Which I still carry, … Continue reading I Still am me – by MIRELA ATHANAS

Other People – by ANTHONY BLOOR

Other People One person’s meadow is another person’s building site. I look at nature; he looks at property values. He sees a hole in the guttering; I see a sparrow’s … Continue reading Other People – by ANTHONY BLOOR

Mr. Schonenberger’s Gift – by C.W. BIGELOW

MR.SCHONENBERGER’S GIFT The fact he hasn’t shown up at the Intensive Care unit doesn’t surprise me. When a father’s expectations are not met, the son suffers, and what I did … Continue reading Mr. Schonenberger’s Gift – by C.W. BIGELOW

Mouthpiece – by JENNY IRIZARY

Mouthpiece My dad was leaning out the car window, catching up with Sofia’s mom, as I ran my finger from my Basque-Puerto Rican surname to the name “Mouthpiece, a Jet,” … Continue reading Mouthpiece – by JENNY IRIZARY

Drum Roll Please…SICK LIT MAGAZINE’S 2017 PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINEES ARE…..

This is the final, official, carved-in-wood, list of Sick Lit Magazine’s 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominees **Precursor: if you were on this list previously and are now not, I apologize. Works … Continue reading Drum Roll Please…SICK LIT MAGAZINE’S 2017 PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINEES ARE…..

More – by NICK BLACK

MORE He holds a crisp new fiver between his fingers. “No,” I say, encouraged by the sweat on his top lip. “More.” He sighs and parts his wallet again. “I’ve … Continue reading More – by NICK BLACK

Lunch with Maurice – by MICHAEL ZONE

Lunch with Maurice By Michael Zone     I was doing time at the Aqua-Cola warehouse.   My eleventh W2 in my factotum year facing eviction and total starvation.   … Continue reading Lunch with Maurice – by MICHAEL ZONE

Kaleidoscope – by JOANNE SPENCER

Kaleidoscope   The ground yawned and swallowed him whole. The glossy white casket of my husband consumed by the earth. I am alone.   My eardrums rupture, my bones melt, … Continue reading Kaleidoscope – by JOANNE SPENCER

A Six Word Story’s Adolescence by Jeffrey H Toney, PhD

A Six Word Story’s Adolescence It was a strange, beautiful birth. From more than a million possibilities, six awkward words somehow found each other to tell the tiniest tale ever … Continue reading A Six Word Story’s Adolescence by Jeffrey H Toney, PhD