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

8   108 readings 5 min
“Hi. My name is Max,” I state flatly. “Hi Max,” responds a cheerful chorus of voices seated in the crooked oval formed by our metal fold up seats. Every Narcotics Anonymous (or NA) meeting ... [+]

32   139 readings 1 min
Every day I wake up weirder than the last.
I am a fish with scales instead of years.
I am a ... [+]

91   743 readings 3 min
On November 8th, 2016, we dragged our cement blocked feet and casted a ballot which handed history... [+]

Winner - Community Selection
Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Poetry
50   199 readings 5 min
“You know,” my best friend, Maggie, leaned forward in that same enticing way a child does while passing along a secret.

She was always starting her thoughts off like that. You know? They ... [+]

5   26 readings 5 min
She repeats the word slowly, tonguing it, pushed from one side of her mouth to the other, the taste enough to offend, and yet still, she finds herself curious of the flavor’s true origin.
... [+]

1   23 readings 1 min
They find home in open water

The salmon
They do

Chum, sockeye, king, silver, pink
... [+]

47   339 readings 3 min
If these walls could talk
endless rhythms and lyrics
of what I bared my children
what would ... [+]

12   83 readings 1 min
And on the 8th day
God said let there be transboy
Let there be man forced to spill his blood ... [+]