Published: Dec 28, 2020

Oak Street

featuring: Quin Harris

We lived in the oldest house on Oak Street. It was smaller than all the other houses, but it was older. I thought that meant we had something, were holding onto a ...

Published: Dec 23, 2020

My Family Growing Up

featuring: Quin Harris

Growing up I never noticed there was a divide in my family. They were on one side and I was on the another. My grandfather was on a third. My auntie Pauline ...

Published: Dec 22, 2020

One Call

featuring: Joanie Timpten

"Larce, you're my one call," she said into the phone, which she carefully held away from her face. "What?" She thought he sounded tired, uninterested. "I'm at the police station." "This was ...

Published: Dec 21, 2020


featuring: Derrick Rodsen

When the factory closed Derrick switched from shift manager to shovel handler. That is to say he went from making sure things got done by a crew of roughly twenty (there had ...

Published: Dec 18, 2020

Run Down

featuring: Peter Kleun

Peter lay in the street between a bicycle and a parked car, near the front fender. He sat up and leaned against the car; it was a white sedan and his blood ...

Published: Dec 17, 2020

Behind Another Face

featuring: Monica Charles

She slipped the fake face over her own, standing in front of the mirror. Slowly the other person eclipsed her own. At first she felt hidden, flattered, bold, like another person. What ...

Published: Dec 16, 2020

Chess Master

featuring: Chester Zibbal

Chester liked to play the Queen's Gambit, at least lately. e4 e5 c4 He couldn't do anything with it, as he liked open games better. But he needed to expand his understanding ...

Published: Dec 15, 2020

Man on the Train

featuring: Amanda Lambrock

She didn't have any reason to, but she wondered what had happened to the man she had seen on the train. He had winked at her, between puffs of steamy breath. The ...

Published: Dec 14, 2020


featuring: Larce Nutzen

"I was just having a little fun." Larce smiled. "How's that?" "Did anyone get hurt?" "It's a serious offense to tamper with the lottery." "I was not talking about the lottery. I ...

Published: Dec 11, 2020

Imaginary Doors

featuring: Derrick Rodsen

"If some of the votes do not count this time, how can they all  count every future election," my father said to my mother. "The doors they are trying to open cannot ...