Short Fiction

Highlight of My Day

Sarah Brewster

Kassidy James sighed as she tossed her sky blue backpack onto the piano bench that sat in the center of one of the thirty-something practice rooms in the music building of her college and smoothed... [+]

Short Fiction

Bar Lines

Kristen Loughlin

The first time it really hits me, I’m staring at the peeling paint on the doorknob.
I long ago memorized the feeling of coming home – the click of my key in the door, the scent of Mom’s... [+]

Short Fiction

Grow Me a Garden

Loretta Moore

Who could have guessed that life could become livable again when the Covid-19 hit.
My husband and I became deeply affected when on December 26, 2019, I went into the hospital for emergency... [+]

Short Fiction

Coif

Misty Sol

“nappy head, nappy head, I catch your ass, you gone be dead”
-Assata Shakur
Girl you pretty
You so pretty with all that nappy hair
Stand up everywhere
Girl you pretty
No... [+]

Short Fiction

Connecting Flight

Jodi Monster

p class="p1">The man in line behind Alice wore a navy suit with well-shined shoes. It was six in the morning and Heathrow was waking up; the duty-free stores were still shuttered, their roll grills... [+]

Short Fiction

Parts of You

Jamal H. Goodwin Jr.

In the dining room, on the sofa of its alcove—that nook in the wall—you sit, Tyree, your legs crossed, your back arched, catching moonlight; again, you are thinking of me.
“Beatrice,”... [+]

Short Fiction

The Life Within Death

Jo K

p class="p1">I stood in the corner of the room, enveloped in darkness, as I stared at the old man on the bed. His eyes unfocused, his mouth stuck open unable to be closed by the frail muscles of his... [+]

Poetry

Masks

Leah Lumeya

Discomfort, distress, disquiet, dismay
Simply from wearing a mask all day.
What is it... [+]

Short Fiction

Disappointment

Emily Tobin

I had kept myself up at night worrying about college from the age of five. At the time, I hadn’t even known anyone who went to college or anyone who was planning to. I first heard about college... [+]

Short Fiction

The Midway & The Sun

Joshua Skrinner

I
 
Savron is only performance art
For the actor is him
And he is them.
Savron is only them
For they are only him
And I am only Her.
We are together one... [+]

Short Fiction

Nights and Weekends

Kristen Boligitz

“Another day, another dollar,” Jenn sang to herself as she slid into the driver’s seat of her Toyota Sienna, closing the door behind her with a soft thud. She mounted her phone on the... [+]

Short Fiction

Flowers for the Machine Man

Kira Pelletier

The engines whirred in the darkness. Jones could see their scarlet glow, dimming and brightening in time to the thrum, which meant the gears inside were still turning. Still alive. Almost like the... [+]

Short Fiction

The Ride

Gabriella Pavlakis

The vivid green canopy hung over her like a blanket protecting a child from hidden monsters. As she biked along the concrete path, Emma’s mind was clear of all the stress from the outside world... [+]