Karen Holman

Karen Holman is an English major at Southeast Missouri State University. She currently lives in Advance, Missouri, and has had a short story published in ‘Pens on Fire’ magazine.

Stories by Karen Holman


Illustrated by Mike S. Young

“Get down on your knees,” I yell in my best gangster voice. I aim the gun straight at the customers, willing my hands to stop trembling. “Do it,” I say, louder this time. I can hear the slight quiver in my voice, but it doesn’t matter. A nervous robber is just as scary as a …