• Still or Sparkling

    Still or Sparkling

    by  Greg Roensch The still water bottles were happiest when the sparkling stayed on the opposite side of the shelf. In truth, both sides preferred to keep any interaction to a minimum. The way the still water bottles saw it, their fizzy counterparts were carbonated showoffs who only came around for special occasions, like holidays […]

  • The Bombyx Gigantica

    The Bombyx Gigantica

    by Elliot Harper “Where are you going with that? Hey, peg leg! Huh? Hey, Marky boy! I’m talking to you!” They burst out laughing at his comments. They don’t expect me to answer. I’ve had enough experience with their bullying to know that. They just want to torture me. Sometimes I wonder if they will […]

  • Dr. Anay Ayarovu: Author of STAZR The World Of Z

    Dr. Anay Ayarovu: Author of STAZR The World Of Z

    by Karina DiGregorio Interviewer, Karina DiGregorio, interviews Author, Dr. Anay Ayarovu,about her new novel STAZR The World Of Z: The Dawn Of Athir. What inspired you to write STAZR? STAZR The World Of Z is about a journey Lael was destined to make, but unfortunately, he has no idea where to start, so he has […]

  • The Harrowing Tale of Wyoming Jack-Rabbits

    The Harrowing Tale of Wyoming Jack-Rabbits

    by Dan A. Cardoza I can’t get enough interstate I-80, between Melissa and her recent past. I never anticipated that I’d see so many dead Jack-Rabbits. Tommy isn’t far behind. I’m convinced of that. I know Tommy very well.  I’m his brother from another father and his best friend. My older brother Tommy is the […]

  • Killed Steel

    Killed Steel

    by Carolyn Drake After Cathy’s death, she found me in Hendriksville. Hendriksville rots beside the Ohio River. The ‘Welcome’ sign reads Population: 5,000, but they must’ve been counting gravestones. The steel mills are two decades deceased, yet the mesothelioma remains, robbing the former workers and their progeny of health and life. Breathing the air in […]

  • Rage

    Rage

    by Kate St. Germain I took any advice I could get for six months after Lila died. I meditated, I socialized. I focused on the present; I planned for the future. I was counseled, I was massaged by reiki masters and prophesized by shamans and priests. I went vegan and munched on leafy greens. I […]

  • Blonde Noir

    Blonde Noir

    by DC Diamondopolous Kit Covington sat on the sofa in her Pacific Palisades mansion with a cigarette lodged in the side of her mouth. A cloud of smoke floated around her head. She adjusted the oxygen tube in her nose, then brushed ash from her dog Muffin’s champagne-colored curls. The miniature poodle dozing in Kit’s […]

  • The Huntsman

    The Huntsman

    by Norman Belanger 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 Middle Lands with […]

  • The Last Guru

    The Last Guru

    Steve Carr, who lives in Richmond, Virginia, has had over 330 short stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals and anthologies since June, 2016. Four collections of his short stories, Sand, Rain, Heat, and The Tales of Talker Knock, have been published. His plays have been produced in several states in the U.S. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice.

  • 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 story “A Shimmer In The Parlor” was a finalist for the J.F. Powers Prize in Short Fiction in 2019. She currently lives in Kentucky with her husband and two children.