Love’s Wrong Turn / Winter Made the Trees Suffer – by PEGGY TURNBULL

Love’s Wrong Turn   She seeks portals places prone to wormholes where time travelers shift between planes. She seeks answers in objects touched by geniuses. She trudges across airports to … Continue reading Love’s Wrong Turn / Winter Made the Trees Suffer – by PEGGY TURNBULL

Kaleidoscope – by PHILLIP WENTURINE

Kaleidoscope By: Phillip Wenturine “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”  – Abraham Lincoln   Envision blackness. Stagnant, trapped, immobile. Imagine clawing … Continue reading Kaleidoscope – by PHILLIP WENTURINE

The Basket – by SOPHIE VAN LLEWYN

The Basket A loose straw pinches the tender flesh between my nail and the tip of my middle finger. I hesitate, unsure if I should withdraw my hand or if … Continue reading The Basket – by SOPHIE VAN LLEWYN

Muesli – by KATE JONES

Muesli After you leave, I sit and stare out of my rain-dotted window, that used to be our window.  I stare out at the red-brick buildings.  I watch the raindrops … Continue reading Muesli – by KATE JONES

Double Trouble – by VOIMA OY

Double Trouble Doubles were supposed to make things easier, weren’t they? The truth is complicated. Jack and Jeri were the perfect couple, but that’s not so surprising. They were compatible … Continue reading Double Trouble – by VOIMA OY

The Wish – by JAE MAZER

The Wish                 Warmth. Wet and gritty, pooled beneath my fluttering eyelids. I opened my eyes and the heat flowed out, trickling down my cheeks and soaking my shirt. … Continue reading The Wish – by JAE MAZER

What If You Need A Pen? – by C R SMITH

What If You Need A Pen? It will be different this year. The words scream out from the very first page of my journal — my hopes for the future … Continue reading What If You Need A Pen? – by C R SMITH

Me and Karen – by BENJAMIN FINATERI

Me and Karen I have intrusive thoughts of jumping in front of a train. I take a step back. Take two. I listen to the Carpenters. Karen, my Beloved. Her … Continue reading Me and Karen – by BENJAMIN FINATERI

Job Creation – by KATE BRADLEY-FERRALL

JOB CREATION   HER: How’s the grilled cheese?   HIM: Fine.   HER: And the wine?   HIM: Also fine.   HER: Good.   HIM: So, what do you want? … Continue reading Job Creation – by KATE BRADLEY-FERRALL

Wished – by MICHAEL MORRIS

Wished She came his direction carrying a sandwich wrapped in the paper of the downstairs deli. She held it, he imagined, as Sophia Loren might: elbow bent, hand up near … Continue reading Wished – by MICHAEL MORRIS

The Patch of Darkness – by MARIAH SCHLUETER

The Patch of Darkness   Purple cigar smoke choked the air, but the woman remained dead to the world on the corner frozen with the combined efforts of Jack Frost … Continue reading The Patch of Darkness – by MARIAH SCHLUETER

House of Detachment – by SEBNEM SANDERS

House of Detachment When the memory police knocked on my door, I knew I would be in trouble.   “Hi,” I said in the most pleasant voice, trying to hide … Continue reading House of Detachment – by SEBNEM SANDERS