Month: April 2020

G. Percesepe ~ Firsts

I went for a walk last night. A block in I heard something odd nearby, looked down, found it was the new family dog, a recent rescue, usually too timid to even [...]

Kim Ross ~ The Business of Crows

On the third morning of the conference I ducked into Whole Foods for breakfast and there she was again, the tall young barista with the two-toned hair, horn [...]

John Baum ~ Teedub Leaves Home

Even before he got out of high school, Teedub told people he might as well be an orphan. Not for any attention, just to heave the truth out there. Trying on [...]

Tommy Dean ~ Temporary Housing

On those nights when our parents fought, we crawled into their closet and closed the door. The muffled sensation of darted-words hammered at our backs as we [...]

Phebe Jewell ~ Dept. of Imagination

“Don’t tell your father,” Mom would say, folding a lottery ticket and slipping it into her purse. Poor people’s tax, Dad scoffed every time he spotted [...]