“Glimpse” by Melissa Campbell

∴∴∴ Her husband Eliot had disappeared amongst the other party guests. Kate excused herself from the circle of women she was chatting with to reapply her lip gloss. On her way back, she caught sight of Eliot and a young woman standing at the French doors that led out...

“Nightfall” by Nancy Smith

∴∴∴   The sun is dead. They say the world will go completely dark in eight days. We believe them because the sky has gradually dimmed over the past few months. At first we didn’t really notice. Then, slowly, it was perceptible. Some of us went to the doctor to...

“Dementia, 1692” by Sadie Hoagland

∴∴∴   We heard my mother scream just before daylight. The house was bathed in a blue pre-sunlight and the color was the very sound of her wails. She had been trying to sit up with my younger sister but had fallen asleep and when she woke my sister was cold, her...