Fiction, Volume 4

In Her Own Time

Inés Velasco The house was quiet went she went in. Isabelle remembered how much she loved going to that house with her parents when she was still a kid. Forty-five minutes away from Chicago, the “lake house,” as she called …

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Fiction, Volume 4

The Lion Boy

Chris Stites It’s not easy balancing school with drinking binges that last for days. I struggle to remember things and often feel sick. My black cat, Daisy, sits and stares out the window. I try to drink myself into breaking …

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Fiction, Volume 4

Three Words

James Sanderson Inside Howard’s wool coat pocket was a letter. The letter started and ended with the same three words. The three words became a mantra to Howard, one he would repeat while he looked at his haggard face in …

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Fiction, Volume 4

Beacon

Kathleen Parks The phone buzzed, and Kitty looked down at it vibrating on her thigh. While sitting in her family’s living room an incoming message on her rickety old cellphone read, “Hey! My friend, Travis, and I are going to …

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Fiction, Volume 4

In Which the Time Passes

Alexandra Groff An old man sat in his rocking chair, his face stuck in an uncomfortable looking frown. He pushed his slipper-covered feet against the hardwood floor, occasionally slipping, but he paid no attention to it as the crick and …

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Fiction, Volume 4

Childhood

Andrew Choi They say that when a person dies, his life flashes before his eyes. Well, my life hasn’t flashed before my eyes. I’m not dead yet. I’m trying to think of all the possible reasons why this could or …

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Fiction, Words

An Authentic Angel

By Chris Parlon A spoken short story

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Featured Artists, Fiction, Volume 3, Words

Canyon

By William John Bert

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Advice for Writers

Fiction

Advice for Writers

By Daphne Kalotay     I’ve always loved reading and writing, but it wasn’t until my final semester of college that I realized creative writing was something one could study in a class, with other people.

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Fiction

How to Become a Musician

By Peter Maltzan Be sure to get a guitar for one of your birthdays, the earlier the better. (Hopefully it’s not too late for you already.) Think it will make you cooler. It will not...

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Fiction

Demeter

By Rosemary Hilliard:  The skeletal silhouettes of naked birch trees scratched against the window, creaking audibly in a cool, autumnal breeze.  Vast, yellow tendrils of sunlight spilled from the whispering branches, pooling like liquid gold on the windowsill and green grass below.

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Fiction

The Promise

By Kiel Gulick:  My first boss was an old slob, round in the middle, with a bald spot the size of a grapefruit on the back of his head. His name was Mike Palermo and the only job I could have seen him in was the one he had, maintenance. He sure-as-hell fit the bill – a real blue-collar kind of guy.

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