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“Interloping” by Brian Castleberry

04 April on Fiction

To begin with, things were fine. The director’s assistant showed Joan and me to our private room, second from the end of the hall on the left side, and handed...

 

“Snitch” by Erin Gnidziejko-Smith

21 February on Fiction

Maddy’s boyfriend, Ross, has no job, so he has energy to tune his guitar all night and sleep all day. Ross’s guitar cost the same as a month’s rent. Maddy...

 

“Capetown Breezes” by Penny Pennell

22 November on Fiction

Mama never cried when she chopped onions. She peeled the rustic encasing from the fleshy orb and with her butcher’s knife slid through the root and crown while cold water...

 

“The ’65 Shelby Mustang” by Devin Murphy

18 October on Fiction

Over the years Kirk and his father lived in a series of trailers. In each the doorknobs, sink basins, and walls of the main corridor were caked with motor oil....

 

“Hermits” by Brandon Bell

02 May on Fiction

Episode I. Little Dude   My third day in the halfway house Little Dude broke the stained-glass window. A former resident named Jonathan had installed it. Jonathan’s story: drugs, rape...

 

“Scarification” by Nicole Haroutunian

15 March on Fiction

  Pushing a wheelchair is something I hope never to get good at, though I figure I should at least try to get better. “Jeez, sorry honey,” I say. Levi...

 

“Serpentine” by Dan Townsend

03 December on Fiction

Marsh’s father would have considered this snake breeder the worst of them, and there were some sad cases in the parking lot at Valley State. They sold reptiles from warped...

 

“What the Living Forget” by Tyrel Kessinger

04 November on Fiction

 I’d rarely come back to Needleville in the years since high school so it made sense that I didn’t immediately recognize Sally when he walked through the doors of Ernst...

“How You’ll Wake Up Lena When She’s Fast Asleep” by Michael Capel

07 September on Fiction

It won’t take long.  You’ll come home and Lena will be on the couch, one arm sticking out from under her like it was somebody else’s, and you’ll think that’s...

“The Greatest Parachute Jumper in Aerospace History” by Brad Kelly

17 August on Fiction

Rip passed out on the stairs. He'd drank too much champagne and on the way up to his new living room and kitchen and bedroom he'd stumbled and conked his...