Vol 11

Licorice by Doug Hawley

Licorice by Doug Hawley I had been working in the University of the Filipinas anthropology department for several years, when I got the break of my career.  I was awarded a decent sized grant...

The Night Is Feral by Rene Vasquez

The Night Is Feral by Rene Vasquez The night is feral, released from the bonds of its eternal cycle. I am locked in the apprehension that the stars, too, will break loose and rain...

Through the Hole by James Rumpel

Through the Hole by James Rumpel             “It is amazing how fast the human mind can think,” thought Michael Shultz. A concept that was exquisitely demonstrated by the fact that it occurred as Michael...

Lonely Lou by Karen Walker

Lonely Lou by Karen Walker Standing in Lou’s smoky, sweltering apartment, Officer Berg fanned his face with his notebook as his partner Munroe tried a new approach.    “How are you feeling? Anything going...

What I Did Not Become by Harrison Kim

What I Did Not Become by Harrison Kim I’m talking with Mrs. Everton, the anorexic faced one lunged Grandmother puffing cigs by the wood stove as snow falls outside.  She tells me more blizzards...

Communication breakdown by Tim Frank

Communication breakdown by Tim Frank In a city of poverty and destruction, with no government or infrastructure, everywhere submerged by water, full of immigrants unable to communicate, dogs became the one thing men and...

The Affair by NT Franklin

The Affair by NT Franklin Bam! The screen door slammed behind Marie as she carried the groceries in. She flipped her long hair out of her eyes with a practiced dip of the head....

A Period Piece by Patrick Ritter

A Period Piece by Patrick Ritter Byron Morrissey gazed into the thick jungle. He inhaled deeply from a thin cigar, letting the smoke roll out slowly over his thick mustache. Next to him a...

Doomed by K W Taylor

Doomed by K W Taylor Every interview began the same. The opening question wasn’t much different than what you’d hear if you were applying to be a secretary, a surgeon, or a defender of...