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Yet Part of the Scheme

by Joshua Shaw Midway through her love story, in which we are slow dancing atop a creaky fire escape, a boozy swooning to the snow’s pitter-patter as I say I love you I love you for the first time, I interrupt Eleanor to point out that if she loved me she would stop unscrewing my [...]

2019-10-24T15:45:21-05:00November 9th, 2015|Fiction, Issue #4, Stories|0 Comments

The Quantum Treatment

By Jeff Pfaller Dane peeled back the chain-link fence so Riley wouldn’t catch her curtain of hair as she ducked through. One more glance at the sliver of road between buildings, really just piles of stone instead of anything functional. No one drove on the Upper Roads this time of night. Driving a car meant [...]

2019-10-24T15:45:23-05:00November 9th, 2015|Fiction, Issue #4, Stories|1 Comment

Heather

By Anne Carly Abad Every cell in the bud’s body vibrated to the girl’s voice. “Fern, cattail, lily, sedge, violet, anemone,” she imparted her knowledge of the wetlands. They were all distinct, and the bud saw them as the girl did: the fiddleheads that characterized ferns, the creamy clusters of meadowsweet, the heart-shaped leaves of [...]

2019-10-24T15:45:23-05:00November 9th, 2015|Fiction, Issue #4, Stories|0 Comments

On the Inside

By Julie Sondra Decker   Zero “It’s a boy!” I do what newborn babies do. I take my first breath and cry. It’s one of the only times in my life I did what was expected of me. If I’d understood what my father’s words had sentenced me to, the crying would have been on [...]

2019-10-24T15:45:24-05:00November 9th, 2015|Fiction, Issue #4, Stories|1 Comment