73   764 readings 5 min
“Yeah,” Darius said into the phone as Jessica, the receptionist, made no attempt to disguise her eavesdropping. “I just finished the work-trade shift and will take a class with Hannah. After, ... [+]

32   754 readings 5 min
A woman who claimed to be a chimera called the library most Tuesdays, on the old line they never got around to disconnecting after the renovations. The call went straight to a yellowed phone hung on... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
17   1604 readings 3 min
Our new house really felt like a home, with cockroaches and two pit bulls and a palm tree and a chain-link fence. On that first day, I heated up a can of kidney beans for breakfast and ate it ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
5   734 readings 5 min
On his way out the door to a meeting with a client, the husband said, “We should have a baby,” and the wife, pointing to one of the windows that overlooked the driveway, said, “We already have... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0   27 readings 1 min
Where do I fit in ?
1- 6 leaving 1 to the side, holding
1 or 2 accountable to make a pair, ... [+]

0   17 readings 1 min
12:43 pm, a simmering August afternoon
Another perfect day, on your perfect block

Your ... [+]

0   8 readings 1 min
Strangling paths
Dewey air breaths
To the breaking grounds
With unearthly sounds
Become ... [+]

2   18 readings 1 min
A world so quiet
One could hear a pin drop
The sounds of the Earth
So loud before, now ... [+]

11   46 readings 1 min
It starts with a missed beat;
A percussive cue lost in the cacophony of city-
scape parades ... [+]

7   155 readings 5 min
“Are we there yet?”

“Not yet, dear.” I responded, “Just a few more minutes, okay?”


The day started off like any other day, the sun was shining and the winds ... [+]

1   24 readings 5 min
“This is a tale about how all things end, the story given by his ladyship who will watch us go. It is an epic on the reunion bathed in extinction and consummated by sorrow. So make your beds, and ... [+]

0   14 readings 1 min
Muscles tensed. Eyes slitted and glaring, although with hatred or fear it is difficult to know. Spittle flying along with invectives.

I am a wall. I am a wall. I am a wall.

I am not a ... [+]

0   60 readings 5 min
Jerome's after-school routine was simple, efficient, and mechanical. As soon as he stepped off the bus, he was already unzipping his coat so that he could slip out of it by the time he reached the ... [+]