Fiction by Thomas Kearnes
Fiction / Issue 8

Fiction by Thomas Kearnes

Simone I’ve never tricked with a guy from a group home. I was compelled to press palms with the house manager, a beefy black dude decked out in Adidas, and he insisted that I articulate my promise to return Darren sober and unharmed by midnight. We get high before leaving the subdivision. The bedbugs and … Continue reading

Fiction by Mya Byrne
Fiction / Issue 8

Fiction by Mya Byrne

Chain of Rocks “I swear I saw a sign for Chicago,” Ma said, holding the battered Esso map on her lap.   “Sun’s going down fast,” said Pa, for the fifth time in twenty minutes. Then, for the first time, “Don’t know where we are.” The wooden spokes of the old Hudson vibrated on the rough … Continue reading

Fiction by Todd Wellman
Fiction / Issue 7

Fiction by Todd Wellman

The boy and girl were laid out at the mortuary a week after Jamil’s funeral. For those who considered the thickness of hair currency, the children were rich. The townspeople, to observe the fear that devils could appear to buckle the children’s crowns, guarded the children, danced to distract themselves. Continue reading