Joshua A. Colwell

Joshua is a professional writing/editing student at Youngstown State University. He has been published at Every Day Poets, where he currently works as a slush reader.

Stories by Joshua A. Colwell

Walking on Pins and Needles

Illustrated by Joey To

My eyes aren’t as blue as they used to be. They’re weathered and dull, not like when I was young. People used to comment on my eyes. They used to tell me I was beautiful, and my hair reminded them of strawberry patches. My father used to hold me and whisper in my ear that …


The Flip

Illustrated by James Brown

“Heads, we get married; tails, we break up.” The sentence echoed in the back of Jason’s mind. His girlfriend, Alice, was dead. She had been dead for nearly two days, yet here she was, standing right in front of him. “How can you be here? You can’t be alive.” His stomach turned over. The thought of Alice …