Month: April 2017

Dan Crawley ~ What Others Do About It

Theo sat in the tiny dining room next to the kitchen, trying to concentrate on a book he wanted to read for a long time now. In lieu of a dining set, there was [...]

Kathy Anderson ~ Airport Wine Bar

It was their own damn fault for daytime drinking. You don't wave wads of cash around in front of a woman who can't afford to buy the drug that keeps her alive [...]

Christie Wilson ~ Solvay 1927

The dining room, electric with the shifting of wool and the static that hums over the tables in the form of speculation and vibrating conversation, leans [...]

Andy Plattner ~ Library

Wayne knows that the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library downtown opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday-Saturday and never one minute earlier, not even when it’s raining and [...]

Graeme Carey ~ Expelled from Eaton Park

  Another head poked through the small opening in the door. This time it belonged to Rory, the floppy-haired kid from next door. He was wearing a Santa [...]

Abigail Greenbaum ~ Beauty Is Pain

The hospital where Petra was born, her mother would later tell her, ran out of drugs the week of her birthday, so her mother screamed for hours, and her [...]

Mark Budman ~ Super Couple

Soupmann is Superman’s third cousin twice removed. Unlike his relative, Soupmann set his priorities logically and succinctly. He fights for truth and [...]

Kim Magowan ~ Wheels Inside Wheels

Her death is sudden, so there is no time to prepare—no protracted sickness. A stroke: Henry wakes to find her dead beside him, stiff and cool. You have [...]

James Hartman ~ Stage Three

Even prolific swingers like us had morals.  Rules to our carefree promiscuity.  Rules each of us took seriously.  Beth and I had been happily married, you [...]

Maximus Anthony Adarve ~ Déjà Vu

I trace the scars that tattoo the dark skin of your shoulders in the back seat of my Volvo s80 and tell you to stop popping benzos so often. I like the way you [...]

Wyatt Bonikowski ~ Teenage Boy in Polaroids

The teenage boy drove a black Trans Am with an eagle on the hood. He was friends with my babysitter Rita and her friends, and she would invite them over to [...]