Short Fiction

The Corner Bar Read-In

Louise Bierig

At The Corner Bar read-in, a man wearing large work boots and with dark hair flopping over his forehead sits on a love seat, reading. A woman wearing a golden sweater hovers over him.
“Excuse... [+]

Short Fiction

The Ding

Betty Layberger

You know how people say “you can’t choose your relatives, but you can choose your friends?”
Well that may be true, but let me add that you can’t always choose your husband’s business... [+]

Short Fiction

She Squared

Kathy Anderson

She sleeps like a dead weight now beside me, lowered into the night, the ropes of the day swaying around her. We know nothing about each other really. She does not know how often my ex-lover visits me... [+]

Creative Nonfiction

Bittersweet

Zachary Inkeles

I'm getting ready to move to a new house. I'm packing my books, art supplies, peacock collectibles, and DVDs.
 
Everything I touch is a reminder of my dear friend Pam. Most of the books are... [+]

Creative Nonfiction

To Grandma, With Love

Loredana Truscia

In 2020, everything changed. Things changed and people changed.
 
My name is Loredana Lisa, and this is a true story. When my mom gave birth to me, she and my dad had me as their first-born... [+]

Creative Nonfiction

Open Doors

Chaz Elliott

The Eagles won the Superbowl, and I got a ring.
 
I’m 31 years old and I’ve had at least 18 jobs. I started in high school. I used to work at CVS on Stenton Avenue in Philadelphia.  I... [+]