“Doctor Sharpe” by Alice Ash

“I’ll see you soon,” I said. A heartbeat. “Let’s hope not,” said Doctor Omera Sharpe. He smiled even though my throat had closed up and my eyes were filling with tears. “I mean, we don’t want any more accidents, do we? We don’t want you...

Rejected Theme Park Rides by Paul Lander

Splash Mountain of Debt The Tunnel of Courtney Love Thunder Thigh Mountain Ferris Wheel of Fortune The Tower of Terriers Mr. T Cups Haunted Meth House It’s a Small Third World After All Slip and Slide Into A Coma Re-marry Go Round Bump a Cop...

A Man Forbid by Jon Sindell

  “Sleep shall neither night nor day Hang upon his penthouse lid. He shall live a man forbid.”   ~ Weird Sister, Macbeth     Soil rich black and moist yearned like woman awaiting the seed. The sleeper’s lips trembled as the...

Not His Fault by Tisha Reichle

“Singletary was fired.” I report from the folded newspaper to my husband with his mouth full of Cheerios. He just nods. Probably already saw it on Sports Center. Or just expected it after eight seasons of our beloved 49ers not making it to the playoffs. “Those are for...