“You’ve already searched me and found nothing,” Sam says.Read More Tiny Smuggler – by N.E. Rule
Eventually, the trees end abruptly and you are at the lake, an expanse of white, bounded by trees and ice-encrusted granite.Read More Ice Fishing – by Stephen Garrett
She looks beyond the fire to the flat surface of the lake. There is little in the way of moon and stars tonight, but lights from the lodge on the opposite shore glimmer on the water’s skin. In her eyes, the dancing amber flames ripple.Read More I Should Have Asked Sooner – by Gabby Gilliam
She looks beyond the fire to the flat surface of the lake. There is little in the way of moon and stars tonight, but lights from the lodge on the opposite shore glimmer on the water’s skin. In her eyes, the dancing amber flames ripple.Read More Split – by Jay McKenzie
So we kept change for lost off-chances,
over-the-counter jinx fixes for the chipped teeth of a heart
That bit more chunk than it could chew.Read More THE LAST TIME MY HEART BROKE – By Mr Mbonisi Zikhali Zomkhonto
We queue up with all the semis, car carriers full of souped-up SUVs, reefers of Mexican spinach and sweet peas, empty logging trucks, and full livestock trailers. And us, with our secret cargo.Read More Where We Have to Go – by Lindsey Harrington
I climb the narrow staircase to the mow of my father’s barn, the wooden steps worn smooth by man. Thin, winter sunlight streams, like shards of glass through the cracks between the wallboards. My aged parents are away. My purpose here is to feed the cats, the only welcomed creatures of this barn. There are […]Read More The Silent Barn – by Dawn Beecroft Teetzel
He’d shake your hand as though he were pulling a weed.
And when I turned twelve he taught me how to
see through the soiled promises of earthly negotiations.
If ever there was a day for an invitation not to arrive, that day would have been the day of my grandmother’s funeral.Read More Square Knot – by Andrew Shaughnessy
Whispered conferences took place while Clarice slept.
“What’s the plan for today?”Read More A Life on Fire – by Lindsey Harrington