Learning Games: Fiction by Danielle Holmes

Learning Games: Fiction by Danielle Holmes

The library’s Saturday morning storytime was cancelled. The staff had tried everything to keep it afloat.
Two Poems by Allison Collins

Two Poems by Allison Collins

That time after the Golden Hour / when the sky glows one slow chalk streak, / the horizon like flesh / pressed to a lightbulb, / I said, come with me.
Three Poems by Marissa Glover

Three Poems by Marissa Glover

I don’t even know how you got published. / Of all writers in the world, you’re the worst.
Two Poems by JJ Campbell

Two Poems by JJ Campbell

all my dreams / cost more than / whatever money / i ever had in my / life
Three Poems by KG Newman

Three Poems by KG Newman

How do you feel / when driving past / the penitentiary on a winter night
Three Poems by Lynn Horton

Three Poems by Lynn Horton

Fish fall from the sky / in silvery hooks / on a subduction shore / where boats beat at dusk with hunting
Let the world in all its glorious forms touch you, then write, write, write. —Lee Martin
Two Poems by JJ Campbell

Two Poems by JJ Campbell

all my dreams / cost more than / whatever money / i ever had in my / life
Gilgamesh: A Film Treatment for the First Action Hero

Gilgamesh: A Film Treatment for the First Action Hero

by Scott Archer Jones
 
In the third millennium, fifteen hundred years before Homer’s Iliad, Gilgamesh was the stuff of legend. In fact, he was the first tragic hero.
The Psychology of The Walking Dead—The Appeal of Post-Apocalyptic Stories

The Psychology of The Walking Dead—The Appeal of Post-Apocalyptic Stories

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
I’m not a Walking Dead fan, which is surprising because I love binging on TV series and I loved horror movies as a teenager.
Three Poems by KG Newman

Three Poems by KG Newman

How do you feel / when driving past / the penitentiary on a winter night
Where Night Stops by Douglas Light

Where Night Stops by Douglas Light

Review by Angela Kubinec
 
In my morbid imagination I wonder if a drowning person has time to realize that others are standing around doing nothing, stunned and possibly silent.
Two Poems by Colin Dodds

Two Poems by Colin Dodds

God may have created / the universe and all therein / But he never made any money off it
Modern Resuscitation, Or: Where You Keep Your Heart

Modern Resuscitation, Or: Where You Keep Your Heart

by Elijah Tomaszewski
 
I’m pumping the way I’ve been doing for the past minute.
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Review by Joy Ralph
 
Into the Drowning Deep is Mira Grant’s novel-length follow-up to her 2015 novella Rolling In The Deep.
Hotel

Hotel

by Gustavo Bossert
 
When a row of trees started to swish against the car, and denser foliage knocked against the bumper and number plate, she sensed that she had lost her way.
Two Arms and a Leg

Two Arms and a Leg

by Jeff Bakkensen
 
We split her up by dropping names into a hat. I got both arms, Paul a leg, Ryan the head, Matt the other leg, and Drew the coveted torso.
The Book of Kirby

The Book of Kirby

by Don Foster
 
With little time before his kids start fisticuffing one another, before his wife dumps the weekend itinerary on him, Kirby rolls himself out of bed this Saturday to work on his spiritual overhaul.
Three Poems by Lynn Horton

Three Poems by Lynn Horton

Fish fall from the sky / in silvery hooks / on a subduction shore / where boats beat at dusk with hunting
A Hollywood Education

A Hollywood Education

by Alan Swyer
 
When he first came to LA and had not yet established much of a social life, Shulman’s evenings, more often than not, were spent in pursuit of old movies.
Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

by Jack D. Harvey
 
Yes, that is me / on my pet pony / only two and a half years old.
Mornin Fever

Mornin Fever

by Bob Beach
 
The first dayshine spilled hurryish over Miz Pennypacker’s tarpaper roof and splashed the front yard like a stream of melty butter.

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