by Sherri Cook Woosley


We remember that Myra and her daughter, Little Jessica, were the first to Break. Myra moved into our neighborhood pregnant, her belly swollen and her face glowing. The couple loved the paved sidewalks and road signs that cautioned Slow! Kids at play. […]

Mrs. Peak and the Dragon

“Mrs. Peak and the Dragon”

by Andrew Willett


The woman with the iron-gray hair smoothed her pink-striped apron and watched the boy walk back and forth before the counter. “Let me know what you want when you decide, sweetie,” she said. He nodded, his pale slender neck […]

Urgent: Lost Bekip

“Urgent: Lost Bekip”

by Nicole Lungerhausen


URGENT: Lost Bekip

Grazint the Round, Sunnyside

Posted 12 hours ago


To my fellow dwellers of the southeastern neighborhoods of San Francisco,

Upon returning from vasagale on Raxat, my family discovered that our beloved bekip escaped the confines of his […]

The Witch & the Gods’ War

The Witch & the Gods’ War

by Stephanie Lorée

Rain pattered the window, and Draya looked up from her basin to watch the sky churn. Her hands washed vegetables automatically, carrots and squash, an eggplant that was nearly rotten, and two tomatoes as small and wrinkled as she.


Angel Maker

Angel Maker

by Katherine Toran


A long, thin creak reverberated through the cold twilight air. Alone on the road, the woman stopped and turned towards the sound. A wooden swing, hanging from a tree branch, moved back and forth—in spite of the lack of breeze.

Stepping off […]

Harbor Mist

Harbor Mist

by Michael Nethercott


Come closer. Now, this is something I have never before shared. Not with my husband, not with my daughters or grandchildren. Not with anyone. But I think, yes…perhaps this is the time… Perhaps with you…

We left Russia, my mother and us […]

The Squeaky Hamburger

Dateline 1983. T’was the week before Christmas, and in the era before online shopping everyone had been out buying gifts. No one felt like cooking on top of all that shopping, so the restaurants were doing well.

We were on the line in a fast food restaurant, a Jack-in-the-Box. Our eight-month-old son […]

Satellite Technican

Satellite Technician

by Jason Mullins


I really hated this part.

I struggled to stay focused on my drill as it bored into the satellite’s skin but my eyes kept flicking to the lights of the Earth, glowing however many hundreds of miles below me. My head was […]

A Patch of Dirt in Paradise

A Patch of Dirt in Paradise

by Lee Budar-Danoff


“REMEMBER–You, as an American, owe it to yourself, and your family, and your country to know as much as you can about living through a disaster.” Survival For You And Your Family, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 1, 1961.

A Serenade of Strings

“A Serenade of Strings” by K.L. Townsend

They say all it takes is a moment, an instant where time and space intersect in just the right way and at just the right angle, where a person might see the threads that bind the universe together.

Bullshit. All of it. Eric […]