Tag: fiction

Phantom Architecture by Will Waller

Phantom Architecture Will Waller On Thursday, April 18th, 1906 at 5:12 AM, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Northern California. Between the quake and the resulting fires, 3000 people died and 80% of San Francisco was destroyed. Among those landmarks destroyed was the Palace Hotel. Although a ‘New’ Palace Hotel would open its…




When We Lived in the Blue House by JC Reilly

When We Lived in the Blue House JC Reilly 1. Our blue house is missing a wall. What faces the street is open, nothing to keep out intruders or weather. We stand in the middle of the room and watch a parade pass by on the street. A lion detours from the parade and comes…




Parable of the Dead by Allie Gove

Parable of the Dead Allie Gove My mother used to tell stories late at night, after my dad had finished reading the Bible to us. She fed us hopes of the afterlife as if it were six feet above us: neon stars glued to the popcorn ceiling, just barely out of reach. That maybe when…




The Atrium by David Ward

The Atrium David Ward The town hall had been built in bad circumstances, by bad people, and in a bad location. The old city planner had missed the giant, town-square bullseye and thunked the hall at the edge of the board in such a tangle of one-way streets that visitors could never approach the building…




Wrought What…? by JW Burns

Wrought What…? by JW Burns God likes to look back. Not so much the catastrophic parts, which after a few repetitions tend toward incidental wizardry rather than sustained narrative, but rather He enjoys gazing at old favorites, which rest like disciplined furniture in His many mansions. Thinking ordinary usually starts following some vast reconfiguration or…