Inheritance

by Lee DeAmali & Nevena Katalina

Despite this being summer, the walnut trees dotting the old farmhouse property were dead. Skeletal branches reached up and drooped down in nature’s mournful display that this was poison land where nothing worthwhile could grow. Jenna was sitting on the porch to catch her breath, devise a plan for how to navigate the inherited property she …


Hitchhike

by Amber Lieurance & Joey To

Ding, ding, ding. The taste of smoke and scent of gasoline lingered in the air. “Raina, open your eyes! Wake up!” Lilly called to her but Raina didn’t move. Raina was the only thing tethering Lilly to this world and she wasn’t ready to let go just yet. Lilly moved her transparent hand forward and …


An Affective Disorder, the Doctor Said

by Donal Mahoney & Monica Johnson

No, Freddie can’t say he mourned when his father died and his father’s third wife found Freddie’s number and gave him a call to give him the news. His father had been responsible, worked hard, saved his money, put Freddie and his brothers through college but when his mother died and all the boys had …


The Condemned

by Damien Fitton & Joey To

“Mr. Jack Smithson you have been condemned to die, on this day the 18th February 1959, in the electric chair. The verdict was passed by a jury of your peers and the sentence will be carried out by I, Chief Warden George Hunning, and the great state of Texas.” He gazed at Smithson who looked back …


The Bully, The Psychopath, Libby and Lorraine

by Donal Mahoney & Allen Forrest

Fred was a bully who always bothered Lenny on the way to school. Fred was four years older than Lenny. One day Lenny told him that when he grew up he would kill him. Fred laughed and probably didn’t expect to see Lenny that night, twenty years later, when Lenny waited for him in the …