The First Day of Christmas: Story by Samantha Memi

The First Day of Christmas: Story by Samantha Memi

15-year-old Mary, pregnant by the spirit of God, wearily makes her way through the streets of Bethlehem.
Three Poems by Robert S. King

Three Poems by Robert S. King

The rain that ruined my cardboard / house has moved away, so I walk / a 3:00 a.m. street with no signs, / no traffic except for the wind, / stray dogs, alley cats, and clouds / of gnats.
Well-Coiffed Mullet: Story by Tom Mahony

Well-Coiffed Mullet: Story by Tom Mahony

The red light felt endless. I flipped through the radio dial—sick of the same old stuff—and paused at a soft hits station.
Archangels: Story by Anne Anthony

Archangels: Story by Anne Anthony

Michael stretches through the doorway, no apology on his face. He reeks of bourbon, cigarettes, and wet dog. He’s kept his hair long the way his Mama liked it.
Loma Prieta Blues: Story by Nicolas Poynter

Loma Prieta Blues: Story by Nicolas Poynter

Then the glasses started rattling around. Everyone must have noticed because we were all looking at one another.
Two Poems by David Tuvell

Two Poems by David Tuvell

Have you googled all the mysteries, Karen? / This isn’t a Pacific Theatre. / Watch the choreography of victim blood / splattered cold against the moon.
The first thing you have to learn when you go into the arts is to learn to cope with rejection. If you can’t, you’re dead. —Warren Adler
Two Poems by Julie Shavin

Two Poems by Julie Shavin

Could I remember more of childhood / or its sibling, youth, / I might know what it is about capturing beauty
Tug Hill

Tug Hill

by R. E Hengsterman
 
There’s a boy, and he does not speak. Dirty blonde and barefoot, he sits cross-legged in space. His arrival is unusual, but I have no fear. So in silence, I wait.
Dilemma: Spoiled for Choice

Dilemma: Spoiled for Choice

My mother loves cooking. She lives alone so she will cook a big batch of something and keep a little for herself and bring the rest to our house for our family to eat. Some of it is great, but many times we just don’t like what she cooks.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

by Angela Kubinec
 
After being diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), I conducted a thorough research of the illness, using WebMD and other sites with scary pictures of people’s insides.
Goodbye Lewiston Idaho

Goodbye Lewiston Idaho

by Julie McGalliard
 
The cocktail waitress in the logo is obviously based on the stereotypical sexy gal truck flaps. I can’t remember when I first saw one of those, but I first noticed them in Thelma and Louise, when the title characters make fun of it.
What Abides

What Abides

by M. M. Adjarian
 
From the start, the world told my father he was an accident no one especially wanted to happen. Yet life still managed to offer him compensations.
Horoscopes for Writers -- March 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — March 2017

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
Three Poems by Charles Kell

Three Poems by Charles Kell

The worn man’s face held up / to a mirror. Turning, he writhes. / Inside is the held thing, which—at / this long distance—he is loathe / to name.
Excerpts From a Police Report on a Famous Actress

Excerpts From a Police Report on a Famous Actress

by Antoine Bargel
 
Had a liaison with Mr. Basilewski, residing at 59, Saint Peter Street, who had been involved with Mrs. Ferrari, to whom he had left a considerable sum.
My One True Talent

My One True Talent

by Jill Jepson
 
She was cool as ice cream, and twice as smooth. She’d done this a thousand times. Me, a couple hundred.
I Remember, Therefore I Am, Part 2: False Memories and Memory Mistakes

I Remember, Therefore I Am, Part 2: False Memories and Memory Mistakes

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
Did you ever recount an experience from your past, only to be told that’s not how it happened?
All Mine

All Mine

by Mary Ann Cooper
 
In August of 1971, I was twenty years old and miserable. All of my friends were away at college while I was still at home with my family.
Two Poems by P.W. Bridgman

Two Poems by P.W. Bridgman

For those who know East Vancouver, Triumph and / Pandora Streets run in parallel.
Dilemma: Separation Anxiety

Dilemma: Separation Anxiety

My son is in 1st grade. I have recently separated from his father, so he and I are living without a Dad in the house. School started recently and while he says he loves school he completely falls apart when it’s time to go.
Horoscopes for Writers -- February 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — February 2017

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.

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