Published: Sep 10, 2020

The Last Match

featuring: Jeffry Adoms

The piece moved from A2 to A4, a rook, sometimes called a juicer. The dark-stained wood aimed straight at the gloss covered maple king. Jeffry was sweating, wiped his brow with a ...

Published: Sep 09, 2020

Passing Corners

featuring: Wilma Illya

She stood on the corner, pressed against the brick building. Her white hair billowing in the breeze, saggy skin and worried eyes showed her age. The look of her face suggested she ...

Published: Sep 08, 2020

What About the Rain

featuring: Daniel Wilmar

The rain fell. It had been falling for days. The drip off the roof sounded like a shower in progress. The gutters were tilted and the water rushed down the shingles over ...

Published: Sep 04, 2020

First Thing in the Morning

featuring: Jeffry Adoms

Instinctively Jeffry shivered as his eyes opened: it was dark and cold. Lights flickered on and hummed slightly. He pushed off the thermal blankets and dashed to the closet to add a ...

Published: Sep 03, 2020

Happy Unpleasant Birthday

featuring: Daniel Wilmar

I was seventeen at the time, approaching eighteen, wondering if I would feel different, if anything would suddenly change to mark the passage of another year. Up to that point none of ...

Published: Sep 02, 2020

As Her Hands Shook, a Dream

featuring: Robin Travis

Her hands shook as she poured the coffee, steaming, into a cracked mug. A dribble of the dark brown liquid ran down the outside of the carafe onto the counter, looking like ...

Published: Sep 01, 2020

Joan and Avery

featuring: Daniel Wilmar

Joan was a lovely girl just admitted into the ward along with her younger sister. Both had fiery hair and orange complexions peppered with brown freckles. They smiled willingly and approved of ...

Published: Aug 31, 2020


featuring: Paul Wallis

His real name is Paul Wallis, but he prefers to be called Mike because he likes the sound of the name. The kids call him the Dragonman. They follow him down the ...

Published: Aug 30, 2020


featuring: Norman Buddle

Norman walks the bridge each Saturday to visit his sister. Although it's open-air he feels claustrophobic. He imagines being catapulted into the side wires, cutting his skin and forming a bloody, painful ...