short story

Peter the Gringo by T. Scanlan Jr.

Peter the Gringo by T. Scanlan Jr. “I’ll tell you why,” I say, “because he’s involved in human trafficking. Gabe’s what’s called a groomer.” Vidal Gutierrez puts on the pastel blue cape coat she...

Reset by James Rumpel

Reset by James Rumpel The screen door swung open so quickly and ferociously that it nearly came off of its hinges. It slammed shut just as vigorously behind Danny Wilson. The twelve-year-old boy kicked...

A Nation of Sheep by Jon Wesick

A Nation of Sheep by Jon Wesick Boom, boom, boom! Boom, boom, boom! The sound of synchronized clapping and foot stomping shook the convention center’s walls. Harsh camera lights cut through the darkness to...

Through a Mirror, Transcendently by Mark Joseph Kevlock

Through a Mirror, Transcendently by Mark Joseph Kevlock The dimensional abyss yawned wide and my other self stepped through. She was a crime-fighter, a philanthropist, a woman. We sat down to dinner, across the...

The Laughter of the Clown by Mark SaFranko

The Laughter of the Clown by Mark SaFranko The moment Garrett Bernson pushed through the turnstile and went for the vacant bench, he saw her. A tall blonde of around thirty, she was standing...

Horst’s Hummingbirds by Charles Joseph Albert

Horst’s Hummingbirds by Charles Joseph Albert Horst didn’t become aware of his strange gift he got to college. Not, he told himself years later, that the college had anything to do with it. More...

Television by Mirko Neumann

Television by Mirko Neumann I woke up with a heavy weight on my chest and a bad piercing head ache. I noticed that my arms and legs were immobilized. When I opened my eyes,...

Coach by Sharon Frame Gay

Coach by Sharon Frame Gay Journal of Lindsey Stone, 1985 “My name is Lindsey Stone. I’m writing in the darkness under the blanket with a fading flashlight. Whoever finds this will know who killed...

Once I was by Mirko Neumann

Once I was… by Mirko Neumann I woke up to a piercing and throbbing pain in the side of my left leg and I still had this vision in my head, was it from...