Fiction

The Interview by Fred Miller

The Interview by Fred Miller Following a long step down from the bus, he moved across the sidewalk onto the plaza and gazed at the gleaming monolith rising out of  the ground and disappearing...

Eternal Flame 1933 by Douglas Kolacki

Eternal Flame 1933 by Douglas Kolacki May 10, 1933 The Bebelplatz lit up Berlin. The heat of fire and national fervor combined to sizzle the light rain before it touched the ground. Forty thousand...

Short Stuff by Frederick K. Foote, Jr.

Short Stuff by Frederick K. Foote, Jr. Nobody in San Juan, California, would have ever predicted how Tuesday Gipson would turn out. She proved the adage, don’t judge a book by its cover.  Tuesday...

Two Birds With One Stone by Mark SaFranko

Two Birds With One Stone by Mark SaFranko Rex Givern’s parents were against the idea from the beginning. “A zoo? That’s damned dicey, isn’t it?” His father made most of the snarky comments, but...

Peripheral Visions by James Rumpel

Peripheral Visions by James Rumpel Alan was never a close friend. He was just sort of there. Even in high school, he wasn’t a big part of my social group but he was always...

Enigma by Zachary Toombs

Enigma by Zachary Toombs I could only describe that feeling as a dark, lurching beast that clawed at me only when it chose to. Even after all that time, I never grew used to...

Charlie’s Ghost by Ali LaForce

Charlie’s Ghost by Ali LaForce Charlie got the ranch for such a good price on account of it being haunted. Five years ago, the rancher rode out one day and never came back. His...

A Promise to Leila by Gregory E. Lucas

A Promise to Leila by Gregory E. Lucas On her deathbed, Leila Adams raised her withered hand and stopped a tear streaking her husband’s furrowed cheek.  “Promise to remember me without sadness,” she said. ...

Love Conquers All by James Rumpel

  Love Conquers All by James Rumpel “PADDY, show me videos of people falling.” John Stewman nestled into his massage-recliner and focused on the oversized television that covered most of his living room wall....

Version 16 by B. A. Varghese

Version 16 by B. A. Varghese Frank woke up and jolted back in his seat. His heart pounded in his skull, and his vision focused off the blur and onto the two men in...