Mei gazed out of the living room window. Lots of cars zoomed past her apartment building, but Mei was only looking for one little yellow car—Aunt Fay’s.
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Short Story | ‘Four Strangers Near the Weathered Statue in a Downtown Park’ by J. J. Steinfeld, Illustration by Cara Lynch
On an overcast afternoon—the morning news’s weather forecast had mentioned only a 30-percent chance of light rain today
It isn’t how I remembered it. The waiting. The hard return–the strike of something alive, twitching under a stratosphere at the bare edges of flickering displays and drifting star charts.
She awoke in her little bedroom on the upper floor of her townhouse apartment. She pulled off the covers and rolled away from the spot of pee with her little boy at the center...
The quill is growing ratty. The feathers are twisted, clumped, sticky with ink. Frank can’t remember buying it. He runs his fingers through the feathers, gently squeezing, and they catch.
“I can’t quite recall the moment it began, it just seemed to seep upon us like a rising floodwater or noxious gas. War crept up on us and only when it was fixed in...
The boys came to live with me after my brother Andrew and his wife Monique were tragically killed in a climbing accident.
Mr. Brynswick raised his hand. “I make a motion to accept.” Ms. Jankoni frowned. “To accept what?” “The amendment to Mr. Kantum’s request.”
I have to pee. Even though I just peed five minutes earlier in the lobby restroom, it is a thought brought on by the sight of water dripping off of my raincoat darkening the...
Short Story | ‘Done In Before the Blue Ice Melted’ by Carolyn Foulkes, Illustration by Michael Ilkiw
So my guy Rudy made blueberry martinis because it’s my birthday. <woot!> With special blue ice. Anybody eat blue food or drink bluehooch?