Dancing Bautas: Story by Russell Hemmell

Dancing Bautas: Story by Russell Hemmell

Ca’ Dario stands in front of us, sombre, sleek and precious, often avoided and always dreaded.
Instructions For Travel: Poem by Suzy Baum

Instructions For Travel: Poem by Suzy Baum

Take a deeper breath, / the kind that quiets your belly / when you stand on the cliff’s edge of a new now.
Bryan with a Y: Story by Samuel Cole

Bryan with a Y: Story by Samuel Cole

I touch his shoulder, wishing to touch everything else. Now. Here. Out in the open.
Pity: Story by Claire Hopple

Pity: Story by Claire Hopple

Smith’s sister convinced him to move in with her and her husband. He could tell even over the phone that she relished the chance to mother him.
Two Poems by David Spicer

Two Poems by David Spicer

Before I toast you with Here’s / to the Buddhist who never judges, / I’ll tell a joke about a black marble / statue of Lenin everybody thinks / is you.
Sonder: Poem by Kelly Konya

Sonder: Poem by Kelly Konya

When he speaks of mindfulness and writes it off— / prayer is better suited but for what?— / I can tell he believes it, fathoms it clearly.
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry —Cassandra Clare
Flashes

Flashes

by Mitchell Grabois
 
This is not a job I ever expected to have, but I couldn’t keep farming, not enough land, machines too old.
Kindle Kick Kill

Kindle Kick Kill

by S.O. Fasrus
 
Maybe these are very bad consonants
Song

Song

by Mary Ann McGuigan
 
My mother had convinced herself—and us—that the landlord would never go through with it.
The Great Neighborhood Debate of 1977

The Great Neighborhood Debate of 1977

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
The summer of 1977 was the summer of the great debate in my neighborhood.
Not Quite Lost, by Roz Morris

Not Quite Lost, by Roz Morris

Review by Angela Kubinec
 
Morris shares tales of the many ways we travel, in our minds and with our bodies.
The Feather Pillow

The Feather Pillow

by Horacio Quiroga
 
Her honeymoon, when it came, induced in her the seed of dread.
Warning

Warning

by Phil Berry
 
There’s a silver balloon / Over a post by the road / Where all must pause.
Horoscopes for Writers -- October 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — October 2017

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

Daughter by Jane Shemilt

review by Donna Roberts
 
I’m always intrigued when a plot that has been done before—many times before, until it’s almost a cliché—can come across fresh and new.
Two Poems by M. Stone

Two Poems by M. Stone

We are trespassers, all of us tourists / seeking out this almost ghost town
The Great Librarian Roundtable

The Great Librarian Roundtable

Interviews by Kent Oswald
 
Libraries are changing, and librarians are adapting heroically.
When We Are Alive

When We Are Alive

by Kaori Fujimoto
 
You rush from your home in the Tokyo area, and, as the train station comes into view, you see your fellow commuters bottlenecked into the street.
Wounds

Wounds

by Juleus Ghunta
 
The night she tried to beat me, I slept on the veranda / of the shop in the square.
Sequoia Sempervirens

Sequoia Sempervirens

by Amye Archer
 
There are nights when I look at you, feel for you in the dark, and the falling into one another, the estuary we create, is still so easy.
Three Poems by Michelle Brooks

Three Poems by Michelle Brooks

Bleak, that’s a given. No sun for / days. The spring doesn’t arrive / soon enough.
Naturally about Kamagra knew, several times I bought Kamagra in a drugstore, but on a pocket noticeably beats and became less and less likely to take, then I started looking for analogs and substitutes, not HERBAL, friend was eating half a year and zero effect.

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