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Through the portal

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

by Hannah E. Phinney

Sam went through the portal. It had beckoned vaguely from within the mirror, its matter briefly shivering, his reflection there a granulated facsimile. He stuck his finger into the soupy dimensional plane – it felt like nothing.… Keep reading...

In the Bunker, the Last Day

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

By J. J. Roth

The bunker’s slick, brown concrete walls are hidden behind drywall textured in the “California Knockdown” pattern and painted a fresh, calming, newborn-boy blue.

Solomon sits on the off white wall-to-wall Berber carpet, his back against the wall next to the leaden door on which a scene is painted: kids on slides and swings.… Keep reading...

Saint Max

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

by Aaron Polson

Max is seven and his father, thirty years older, digs a hole in the backyard each night.

Seven is a perfect age for Max—a good age between too young and old enough.  He still fears monsters, but the monsters hide inside real people, like his father.… Keep reading...

Ghost Dancing

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

by Robert Lowell Russell

The girl’s hand was cool in mine, her hair long and dark, her doeskin dress as white as her smile.

“Ten beats and it’s done,” she said.

WHUM!

Tears trickled in the crags of the old man’s skin.… Keep reading...

Garden Variety

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

by Jarod K. Anderson

The garden was beautiful. The garden was a massacre.

Ally sat with her back against the sun-warmed cedar siding of the tool shed, tucked in between the snapdragons and the bleeding hearts. The mulch underneath her had been flattened by countless long afternoons of sitting and watching.… Keep reading...

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