• The Hurtshop

    The Hurtshop

    Jonathan Darren Garcia is a San Antonio based writer. He was a featured poet in San Antonio’s Collective Carefest and is a Staff Contributor to PEPPER magazine. He has been published in multiple literary magazines including Royal Rose, From Whispers to Roars, Scum Gentry Alternative Arts, Beyond The Veil

  • Sea Foam

    Sea Foam

    by Hayden Moore Artist: Rebecca Freeh Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep–William Shakespeare: Henry VI part II It was a place where the sea met the rocks and the rocks melted into the sea. In the shade of a twisted palm tree hosting thousands of glistening blackberries at its base, the girl…

  • The Huntsman

    The Huntsman

    by Norman Belanger Artist: Kendrick Daye Once upon a time, he was somebody’s little darling, today he was nothing to nobody. I knew details about the kid I was to take into the woods, a lad who stole from the wrong person. Snow White was the name he went by, a young lamb from the…

  • Orchid In A Bell Jar

    Orchid In A Bell Jar

    Amanda Crum is a writer and artist whose work has appeared in publications such as Barren Magazine and Eastern Iowa Review and in several anthologies, including Beyond The Hill and Two Eyes Open. Her first chapbook of horror-inspired poetry, The Madness In Our Marrow, was shortlisted for a Bram Stoker Award nomination in 2015; her…

  • A Violin in the Woods

    A Violin in the Woods

    by Andy Betz Artist: Andres Chaparro A wooden violin awoke one morning in the woods. He still retained both bow and strings and felt fairly confident his predicament was merely temporary. Not being able to produce music in his current condition, he decided to listen to the music the woods produced. He knew, by the…

  • Maydays


    by Philip Wendt Artist: Unknown I can tell you everything about the plane and the passengers, except for their names. We were never formally introduced and never will be, but I know them. I can describe them all right down to the color of their socks. I know their seat numbers, what they were drinking,…

  • From the Window

    From the Window

    Montana Rogers is a writer and educator. Her fiction pieces have appeared or are forthcoming in gravel: A Literary Journal, The Sea Letter, and emerge. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio.

  • The Road Home

    The Road Home

    by Bryan Grafton Artist: Francisco Mathews  He had been driving for what seemed like hours now. That was the problem when you owned your own business you had to do everything yourself. He had been in the undertaking business all his life having inherited it from his father. Now he was old, real old, at…

  • God & The Invention

    God & The Invention

    by Ally Schwam I created the rain. It’s one of the first things I created. Two years ago I started as an assistant at the Creation Center and then a year later got promoted to junior programmer. The first task I got was to program what a higher-up called “rain.” Rain was just water that…

  • Baba Yaga

    Baba Yaga

    by Caitlin Copland I dreamed of the Yaga.She looked me in the eyetold me she would consume me. I was not afraid —even when she opened the skylightand began painting with my ashes. Caitlin Copland Quietly honing her wordsmith skills, she has recently found her voice in the rich soil of the Rocky Mountains. With the…