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The Grey Smudge by David Sweeney

The Grey Smudge by David Sweeney 1 I’ve learned two things in the last three weeks. I find that even as I write this now I can hardly believe that it has only been...

Slaves to the Grind by Joe Prosit

Slaves to the Grind by Joe Prosit Perfect coffee doesn’t happen by accident. It takes fresh grounds, good equipment, and attention to detail. When I arrived at work that Monday, I had the equipment...

The Friendship by Clive Aaron Gill

The Friendship by Clive Aaron Gill Keith, a balding, bearded man, stood at the front door of the redbrick and limestone townhouse on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. “Is Steve here?” Keith asked. “And who...

Bestie Box by Tom W. Miller

Bestie Box by Tom W. Miller Even as she held the phone and listened to Danielle, her best friend, offer words of comfort, Tara could not avert her longing gaze from the photograph of...

Office Mouse by S.J.Budd

Office Mouse by S.J.Budd It was the third time that Clara had dreamt that horrible dream again, but even worse, it was a Monday; the beginning of another week. She hated her job, and...

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...

Roadside by Mike Bryan

Roadside by Mike Bryan The engine rumbled as Danny rolled the throttle and worked the gears of his Harley through the twisting canyons. The small brown package was strapped to the rear fender as...

Loco Hombre’s Journey Home by Jay Helmstutler

Loco Hombre’s Journey Home by Jay Helmstutler Gonna drive this motherfucker Marcos out to the middle of nowhere and finish this shit. Or should I say, get this shit under way. Been four fucking...

Poet Slam by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois

Poet Slam by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois In early middle age, the poet laureate travelled the Skunk Passage, youth’s tattoos fading from her skin, the snakes, the roses on her breast, the grinning skeleton head....