Vol 11

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...

Ghost-dog by Gregory E. Lucas

Ghost-dog by Gregory E. Lucas Ellen Stahl’s frantic shouts for Edward — her son and caregiver — were as loud as the wind’s shrieks during a mid-October night on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. ...

Have Ray-Gun, Will Travel by James Rumpel

Have Ray-Gun, Will Travel by James Rumpel The sleek, state of the art, craft hurtled through space, a silver bullet flashing through near infinite darkness. The ship’s owner, Torad Miver, sat in his workshop,...

Autumn’s Veil by Judson Blake

Autumn’s Veil by Judson Blake Ronice was absorbed in her cell when Sheila Tamm arrived dripping from the rain. The secretary was startled and looked up half amazed to see a face instead of...

Bringing the Bodies Home by Christian Riley

Bringing the Bodies Home by Christian Riley The plane has crashed, the copilot is clearly dead, all radios are down, and Otis is stuck in the cockpit. He tries to disengage the forward hatch,...

Super Max by Chris Hobson

Super Max by Chris Hobson “Of course it’s you,” said Charlene the post woman, nodding her head at Max’s computer screen. He’d been reading the details of the bust online when Charlene walked in,...

The Soul Lift Blues by Harrison Kim

The Soul Lift Blues by Harrison Kim Janine went in for botox injections, two in the middle of her forehead to wipe out the deepening vertical line between her wide brown eyes.  “This won’t...

Herbert Squires by Hugh Dufour

Herbert Squires by Hugh Dufour We joins the queue of the methadone clinic at By Market. The man wears a leather jacket, baggy jeans, a blue denim shirt and large tortoiseshell sunglasses. Looks like...

The Power of Why by Raven Corinn Carluk

The Power of Why by Raven Corinn Carluk Meredith knelt by AJ with her case of vodka, noticeably close like she wanted to talk. He continued restocking, waiting for her to speak. She didn’t...