A Pilgrim’s Tale

“A Pilgrim’s Tale“

by Bruno Lombardi

     Lost gods were the worst hitchhikers.

     I was somewhere around Barstow on the edge […]

Through the Iris

“Through the Iris”

by Tyler Wells Lynch

He’s trying to pull a fast one on us. They always do this. They […]

The Info Coup

‘The Info Coup”

by W. B. J. Williams

The night air was cool as I stepped onto the tarmac. A long dark […]

Mothers and Daughters

“Mothers and Daughters”

by Marta Murvosh

My mother struggles against the white padded straps. Tying her to the bed is the only […]

Eclipsed Seasons

“Eclipsed Seasons”

by Jamie Mason

I left part of myself back in the war.

We have all lost ourselves at one time […]



by Michaele Jordan

It started with her best friend’s father. Elsa had never liked him—been a little afraid of him, really. […]



by Elyse Kallen

“Charley.” A lilting, feminine voice calls out from behind me, and it takes every ounce of self-control not […]

The Red Oleander Murders

The Red Oleander Murders

by Sean Patrick Hazlett

I’ll bet dollars to donuts this guy, whose broken and bloated body was nailed […]

A Study in Pink and Gold

“A Study in Pink and Gold”

by Richard Ford Burley

He sits on the roof and takes another bite of bland, […]

One Soul, Parchment Thin

One Soul, Parchment Thin

by Calder Hutchinson

Slowly, I fold the paper. A forty-two degree offset from the right side, continuing to […]