“The Voice of Hatred” by N.J. Linnehan, Winner of the 2018 Fall Fiction Contest

I sit within my sound-proof cubicle inside the Tai-lonian Social Services Department.  The light of my glass-top computer pulsates, the notifications for my messages never ceasing.  I swipe the user-interface, and the monitor goes black.  I turn to a single piece of decoration on an adjacent wall.  The details of the aged landscape painting have … Continue reading “The Voice of Hatred” by N.J. Linnehan, Winner of the 2018 Fall Fiction Contest

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Confessions of a Spook by Michael Washburn

Let me tell you just how enjoyable the scrutiny of strangers can be. Today I am a hard, bitter man with little use for boyish fantasy. But my younger self craved the adventure, the romance, the thrill that the impressionable associate with the life of an agent in the service of Australia’s government. Having done … Continue reading Confessions of a Spook by Michael Washburn

“Togetherness Is A Fable (We Tell Ourselves In The Hope Of Not Being Alone)” by Frederick Barrows

15° “Ella?” The man’s eyes fluttered. Even in the subdued light, he had striking, golden-hazel irises. “No,” she said. “I am Dr. Shi.” “Ella…” He looked too rangy for the adjustable bed’s standard-sized frame. “I…” He lifted his large hands and stared at them, astonished. “My God…” He shuddered. “You brought me back. You … … Continue reading “Togetherness Is A Fable (We Tell Ourselves In The Hope Of Not Being Alone)” by Frederick Barrows

Spring Fiction Winner: “A Wartime Guide to Confession” by Michael Pesant

A Wartime Guide to Confession   “May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified…” The Golden Arrow Prayer     Daddy! The girls call in their father like an air strike. Their voices are girly, ear-bleedingly high-pitched, but the word … Continue reading Spring Fiction Winner: “A Wartime Guide to Confession” by Michael Pesant