“The Magnificent” by Michael Tager

Issue 12 / Winter 2018   There was a hole where Magnifico’s rosebushes had been. He contemplated the void, a large gold coin dancing between the knuckles of his left hand. With his right hand, he removed a rock from heavy, scented paper lying on discarded thorns. The...

“The End of Something” by DS Levy

Issue 12 / Winter 2018   Carla’s trying to decide Payday or Milky Way when a stranger comes up and asks if she’s found the Lord. “Why,” says Carla. “Is he missing?” She’s hungry. Not in the mood for dealing with religious fanatics in the Kentucky Welcome Center’s...

“Fence Zone” by Chris Gordon Owen

Issue 12 / Winter 2018   Stretching out in front of me were seemingly endless rows of wooden fences and walls of stone, brick, and cinder block. I guessed that they were sample sections, each one perhaps ten feet long, so densely packed together that from where I was,...

“Kittens” by Meagan Lucas

Issue 11 / Fall 2017   Cheryl stood over the grocery store cooler, the fluorescent lights reflected off the plastic wrapped meat. She had ten miraculous dollars left in the grocery budget and after endless ground beef casseroles Tim deserved a steak. She ran her index...