“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,...

The Lying Game

Jerzy by Jerome Charyn Jerzy: A Novel Author: Jerome Charyn Bellevue Literary Press, 2017 ISBN: 9781942658146 $16.99   Jerzy: A Novel is the story of post-WWII figure Jerzy Kosinski, whose life was a blend of fact and fiction for decades. Author Jerome Charyn...

The Butterfly Effect

Pretend I'm Your Friend by M.B. Caschetta Pretend I’m Your Friend Author: M.B. Caschetta Engine Books, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-938126-42-0 $14.95   Pretend I’m Your Friend by M.B. Caschetta shows that love and friendship are tricky topics that have lasting effects...