The Grass – by JEFFREY ZABLE

The grass is always browner on your side of the street in which you peer though a blind in your front window onto a street of angry people who resent … Continue reading The Grass – by JEFFREY ZABLE

Vanishing Act – by STEPHEN BAILY

VANISHING ACT I opened my eyes. It had been pitch dark when I closed them and the daylight surprised me. With the sleeve of my coat I had to wipe … Continue reading Vanishing Act – by STEPHEN BAILY

Whistling in the Dark – by SUSAN C. INGRAM

Whistling in the Dark Susan C. Ingram   I walk the labyrinth[1] today. Shining white path in a field of green. A green not so green as grass but more … Continue reading Whistling in the Dark – by SUSAN C. INGRAM

The Futility of Individuality – by MICHAEL MARROTTI

The Futility Of Individuality Maybe I should cut my hair to accommodate the American standard Remove my tattoos and pick a political party I’m sure that’ll make a difference Get … Continue reading The Futility of Individuality – by MICHAEL MARROTTI

The Value of Change – by DOMINGO CARRION

The Value of Change   “Youngin!” I heard a voice call out to me. “Hey, youngin!” he called out again, in a raspy voice. I decided to turn around. The … Continue reading The Value of Change – by DOMINGO CARRION

The Greek Tour (fm the Diary of Nero, 66-67 A.D.) – by ROBERT BOUCHERON

The Greek Tour from the Diary of Nero, 66-67 A. D.   I am letting my hair grow long for my Greek tour. As a charioteer, I had it brushed … Continue reading The Greek Tour (fm the Diary of Nero, 66-67 A.D.) – by ROBERT BOUCHERON

Sleeping Beauty – by MELISSA LIBBEY

Sleeping Beauty   The house is a war zone; minefields of clothing piles on the floor. Food left on the table, gathering flies. The smell reminds me of the town-dump. … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty – by MELISSA LIBBEY

King of Hearts – by SEBNEM SANDERS (S.E. SANDERS)

King of Hearts Annoyed with the dismal news on the television, Joe grabbed the remote and switched it off. Tapping his fingers on the table of the hospital bed, he … Continue reading King of Hearts – by SEBNEM SANDERS (S.E. SANDERS)

Purgatory – by SARA CODAIR

Purgatory By Sara Codair I’ve been climbing forever; higher and higher, never stopping. My muscles scream for rest, but my feet keep pounding their funeral beat on the thin steel … Continue reading Purgatory – by SARA CODAIR

The Tale of the Costume Maker – by STEVE CARR

  THE TALE OF THE COSTUME MAKER  by Steve Carr   His fingers are long and slender, pale as chalk dust, thin as icicles hanging from the bare branches of … Continue reading The Tale of the Costume Maker – by STEVE CARR

Passing Through – by JAYNE MARTIN

Passing Through     The scraggly, brown mutt watched for me every morning as I trudged through the long-abandoned pecan orchard off to another day at Hattie’s Grill to serve … Continue reading Passing Through – by JAYNE MARTIN

The Submariner – by STEPHEN COOPER

The Submariner by Stephen Cooper   It was just a watch. He had to forget about it. Stop ruminating about what’d happened and move on with his damn life already. … Continue reading The Submariner – by STEPHEN COOPER