The ruins of my garden had been visible from the deck for some time, but I had not yet ventured outside. It was time to get out there and acknowledge the ravages of time and neglect, weep, and get to work, as my grandma used to say, to formulate a rebuilding plan. The flower and […]Read More Bloom by Bloom, Step by Step – by Doris von Tettenborn
A Saturday in June 1978, and the tang of clover floats through the air as Deb barrels down the path to your house in the sky blue Schwinn “Twin,” and you suck in your breath because you know the empty seat belongs to you…Read More Pedal, Pedal, Pedal – by Ashley Harris
Wedge your keys between second and first finger, Mama says,
with a thumb pressed against the back of the key.
Hidden in my right shoe’s hollow heel, a gold watch ticks.
Beneath my under-bodice, neatly stitched, my mother’s
turquoise ring. The water in the harbour coils, black inkRead More Human Parcels – by Fiona Clark
She wishes she hadn’t said they could walk alone while she dressed. They still have not reappeared.Read More Capo D’Orlando – by Shaun Bernier
Moirin’s kerchiefed head bobbed up into view as she made her way up the metal stairs at the front of the car.Read More A Bump in the Road – by Susan Duffield-Lodge
Eleven voice messages. The first three are garbled, vicious insults interspersed with begrudging apology and admissions of profound, earth-shattering love. Nathan’s voice cracks, wounded.Read More Razor Blades Sheathed in Velvet – by Zelda C. Thorne
I’ve hummed every song I can think of, twice, and almost chewed myself a new haircut.Read More Road(kill) Trip – by Lindsey Harrington
You didn’t say a word about whether she knew that I was the eye behind the viewfinder.Read More Shadows – by Véronique Béquin
Three Girls On a Stone Wall Four Siblings On a Rock – by Elizabeth Jannuzzi Photo: “Entre Nous” Credit: Willabel Cole Mitchell Description: We see the backs of three young girls. Ages maybe 6 or 7. They are sitting on a stone wall overlooking a landscape. They wear sweet little girl dresses and have their […]Read More Four Siblings On a Rock – by Elizabeth Jannuzzi