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...

Rain, Like A Curtain by RS Paulette

John and I thought the movies on a Friday night would be a good idea. Our mistake. It seemed every teenager in the tri-state area was swamping our local multiplex—a theatre that only held fourteen screens, so you know life is a little sad when you consider that a...

Pastures in the Sand by Jonathan Danielson

Monty’s idiot son had to move back in after he got another DUI. After all the fines and fees left him without a pot to piss in. “At his age, you’d think he’d finally pull his head out his ass,” Monty said to Robert and Arthur, after Monty teed off. He picked up his...