I had seen this before, in Iraq.
Al was my new-found brother, filling the sibling gap of an only child. We matched each other in height, though I was always the skinny kid and Al was more round, of face and body, and that never changed.
When I saw on the internet that an entire family had died in a fire, it made me think of the new kids. It happened at the same government housing complex, what we called the Projects, where I grew up. It wasn’t the new kids who died. No they would be adults now. My name’s … Continue reading “A Project’s Tale” by Michael H. Pasley – Summer 2019 Fiction Winner
So, mister, you ever make out on a city bus in the driving rain? I did ONCE, at 17, riding home from high school, kissing a friend of my sister who told my sister she liked me. Eyes like ravens, bubblicious chewing gum-glossed lips, she got off at my stop, lived a block over. Two … Continue reading “Passengers” by David Colodney, 2019 Poetry Spring Contest Winner
“Florida Man stories often go viral for their weirdness such as “Florida Man Arrested for Drunk Dialing 911 When He Wanted Vodka,” but there’s more to him than a punchline, which Tyler Gillespie breaks down through an exploration of his home state’s history, landscape, and his own recovery from substance abuse. In the tradition of … Continue reading Interview with Tyler Gillespie, Author of “Florida Man: Poems”
Tuna Melt with a Side of Grief by L.D. Zane “Twenty-three-ninety-five for the buffet! Are they kidding?” I asked Grace. “That’s what the sign says, Lewis. And that’s the senior price!” she responded with despair. “For a Christmas Day buffet at the West End Family Restaurant?” I turned toward Grace and asked, “Did they say anything … Continue reading Non-Fiction Spring 2018 Winner
Before becoming a writer, David Colodney was a fetus and, prior to that, an embryo. David realized at an early age that he had no athletic ability whatsoever, so he turned his attention to writing about sports instead of playing them, covering everything from high school flag football to major league baseball for The Tampa … Continue reading 2017 Fall Poetry Winner “Deployed” by David Colodney
We're happy to announce "Schrodinger's cat is purring" by Richard Weiser as an Honorable Mention in our 2017 Poetry Contest! A special thank you to our poetry staff for their diligent work! Schrödinger's cat is purring All cats love boxes, hop in when they can, peeking out mischievously, paddling their paws against cardboard walls. Maybe … Continue reading 2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “Schrödinger’s cat is purring” by Richard Weiser
We received an extraordinary number of amazing submission for our first poetry contest of the year, and it took much hard work from our poetry staff to make the final decisions. Congratulations to Brett Salsbury for taking fourth place in the Spring Poetry Contest of 2017! Colonial Composition With that, I accomplish a great, … Continue reading Poetry Spring 2017, Fourth Place: “Colonial Composition” by Brett Salsbury