America

The Laughter of the Clown by Mark SaFranko

The Laughter of the Clown by Mark SaFranko The moment Garrett Bernson pushed through the turnstile and went for the vacant bench, he saw her. A tall blonde of around thirty, she was standing...

Keziah’s Knife by River Hollins

Keziah’s Knife by River Hollins April 1876 Canaan, Goshen Territory (American South West). It was past midnight, and Gideon Holbrooke was at his prayers. He glanced down at the shotgun across his lap. The...

A-hab by Edd B. Jennings

A-hab by Edd B. Jennings The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails whereon my soul is grooved to run.—Moby Dick (chapter 37) Damn, she was hot, which was why I...

The Sniper by NT Franklin

The Sniper by NT Franklin A gang violently assaulted Andrea when she was 10; Rosa had to get her niece out of Lynn, Massachusetts to heal. Rosa had been caring for her twin sister...

The Bend by Michael Mohr

The Bend by Michael Mohr My body ripped up at a ninety-degree angle, my eyes popping open, hearing what sounded like a freight train. Brian was asleep, his rucksack propping his head up like...

Snowden Storm by Gary Ives

Snowden Storm by Gary Ives Was it Berlin, or Moscow, Vienna and perhaps Kiev?  But where the Snowden Storm began is really inconsequential.  The important thing is how fast the Storm spread.  Within two...

Solitude fortresses by Eric A. Howald

Solitude fortresses by Eric A. Howald Tony sloshes remnants of a vodka sour around the ice in his glass. It creates just enough clatter, draws the attention of the bartender. The redhead. The one...

Leverage by Paul Edmonds

Leverage by Paul Edmonds Mort Peters’ office was located above a scuzzy nail salon stuffed with a platoon of emaciated Asian women who looked like recent liberations from a sex-trafficking ring. The shop’s fluorescent...

Pilgrims of Tranquility by Raymond Greiner

My name is Caleb. I am sixteen years old and documenting my life thus far. I have no parents or siblings. I was scientifically created and live in a barracks facility among one hundred...