He’s a child, all of thirteen with an incipient moustache and the greasy face of adolescence. I concentrate on his deed, but I can’t threaten him. He spits at my window as I roll it up.
Now they had religion. It was time to buy a house.
We finally know how our mothers felt when we were the ones in uniform.
Soldiers were for war, not airports.
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