Tag: fiction

Through the Bay’s Lace Curtains by Vincent Barry

Through the Bay’s Lace Curtains Vincent Barry Once when we had a wake, a viewing if you prefer, the casket sat solemnly just beneath the bay window of the brownstone’s uppermost floor, where of late we played carefree. And when they lifted me — to kiss the waxy forehead above bone-rimmed sockets so as, dontcha…




Keith Rosson

Gifts by Keith Rosson

Gifts Keith Rosson The conflict shrinks ever inward, and summer, finally, brings skirmishes that ring the city. Rumors abound: rations will be lessened, insurgents’ boots can be felt in the ground like an approaching train, they’ve turned our incantations against us. There will be a curfew, evacuations. At night the sound of far-off mortars drifts…




GK Wuori

Naked Felonies by G. K. Wuori

Naked Felonies G. K. Wuori What Might Be Learned in Sewing Class Melinda and Belinda learned it all in sewing class, an unpopular class to be sure with so many students opting instead for electives like Paleontology, Gay Politicians, or Website Design; indeed, only two other students had signed up that semester—two special ed boys…




Michael McGuire

La vida no vale nada by Michael McGuire

La Vida No Vale Nada Michael McGuire Friends since any of them could remember. They had their table at the café. Their hour. The hour that came when each ceased to pursue that which he had since before sunrise and would again until after dark. Each had set something in motion which, experience had taught,…




Sofia Lopez

Love Letters to Vegas by Sofía Margarita López

Love Letters to Vegas Sofía Margarita López Part I: Nevada From the bed of the truck where you and I sat, we saw the eyeballs roll across first. Except, from far away they didn’t look like eyeballs at all; they looked like golf balls surfing through the Nevada desert. “What’s that?” you asked, biting into…