Homecoming Queen

by Tori Stubbs & Miakoda Ohki

Farrah’s blue eyes were once caring and full of happiness, at least I think they were. As they burned holes into me across her desk it was hard to picture her like that. After staring at me for a good couple minutes she sighed, sat back in her chair and crossed her arms. “What do you …


A Flash of White

by Kimba Rose Williams & Sayantan Halder

In Mumbai, the cab drivers used their horns more than their brakes. Joseph had to learn to write with his right hand — to do everything with his right hand — because, apparently, using your left hand for anything was a grave insult. The curry was too spicy, the language incomprehensible, and the heat was miserable. The phone rang. …


Vine

by Clyde Liffey & Miakoda Ohki

“Would you like a 1974 or a 75?” the waitress asked. “The disco years,” I whispered to my companion. She shushed me, she didn’t know me then. “We’ll try the 74,” my woman replied then sotto voce to me, “just close your eyes and pretend like everyone else.” “An excellent choice,” the waitress said. “Our vine was just …


Dogs and Apples

by Jon Sindell & Allen Forrest

He hurled words to stop her from packing. “It’s that I’m a dog and you’re an apple.” She stopped and wrinkled her brow without amusement. “Dogs have no molars, but they eat apples because they’re so juicy and sweet. And I want you even though I’m not suited for you.” She had grown too weary of …


Through the Eyelids

by Martin Hooijmans & Lars de Ruyter

You get in the car, memories of the evening swimming in and out of focus. You want to focus on them. Her parents get in the front seats, hit the ignition and drive off. Her mom makes a remark about how bad the weather is. Visibility is bad, snow flies around the windows. As they …