“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...

“Blue Dove” by Marjorie Robertson

At dusk I liked to sit out on the front stoop of my building and watch the people coming and going. Betty Amurrio’s cousins hung out in front, too, in the parking lot, listening to salsa blaring from their lowrider....

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...

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...

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 …