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A Night Out by Christina Mentzer

A Night Out by Christina Mentzer Janice opened the heavy oak wood door. A mix of voices and Jazz music welcomed her. She inhaled the smoke of uncountable cigarettes that floated the room like...

The Plan by Frederick K. Foote, Jr.

The Plan by Frederick K. Foote, Jr. Dusk is settling like doomsday creeping on clawed feet. I slip on human and animal shit as I’m scrambling toward the House. The House is safer, and...

A burger and a bourbon will be fine by Malky McEwan

A burger and a bourbon will be fine by Malky McEwan “Busy?”             “No,” my default answer. When you need the money, you need the money. “What you got?”             “Simple job, man. Come meet me...

Oun Srolanh Bong (Girl loves Boy) by Steven W. Palmer

Oun Srolanh Bong (Girl loves Boy) by Steven W. Palmer 1. Boy meets girl, it’s one of the oldest stories in the world. From casual meetings outside a cave through to spilling her drink...

Soul Candy by JN Powell

Soul Candy by J.N. Powell Condensation dripped down the side of Anton’s cocktail glass in alternating reflections of chartreuse, teal, and violet. The bar’s ambient lights transitioned among the three shades in a sad...

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...

Diogenes by Frederick Foote

Diogenes by Frederick Foote The heavy, humid days of Omaha are taking their toll on me. I have lost my sea legs for high humidity and seething heat. A police car rockets by me...

How it Works by Ryan Bowd

How it Works by Ryan Bowd She caught Jake’s eye like she must have caught everyone’s: a young woman in a classy red cocktail dress and fur coat, ripped right out of a detective...