Romance


The Exhibit

by Genelle Chaconas & Allen Forrest

You and I go to this exclusive show at the museum. One interactive exhibit is a camera which will age your image by fifty years. It costs five nonrefundable dollars. It looks like a photo booth narrower than a confessional. I didn’t want to try it but go first. I demand your five dollars, which […]


Kassidy’s Roof

by Sandra Arnold & Cait Maloney

From Kassidy’s roof we can see right over the golden domes and green and blue minarets, pink apartment blocks and new shopping malls, all the way down to the sea, which lies as flat and polished as a sheet of turquoise glass. “Try this bread,” says Kassidy. “It’s that new bakery. The manager was a student […]


A Creased Heart

by FJ Morris & Lakshmy Mathur

I tried to pack my heart away, fold it up like origami, make it stay in its place. I wanted it to look like a swan – precise, beautiful, pure. But the folds came loose with every step you didn’t take. The creases showed with every argument we had. I wondered if I was honest and […]


Different Worlds

by A.A. Trivedi & Cait Maloney

He lived in the sea, and I on land. When he ventured into my world I always knew he was different. He didn’t mention that he was merely a tourist where I dwelled. His cool skin tone matched his demeanor and as I got to know him, I looked upon his quirky nature to be […]


Summertime

by Lisa Weiss & Lisa Weiss

Early in the morning, Wallace, Meg’s husband, went up a ladder to the rooftop to remove a bird’s nest clogging the rain spout. Later he jimmied off the wooden frame hanging over the basement door, which took some time. The wood was rotting and rainwater was seeping into the basement’s walls and onto the floor. […]