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A Piece of Driftwood

A receding flood line leaves behind a reminder to a man and woman that it’s okay to let pains of the past heal. New fiction by Jerry Brown.... More

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Bird, Mother, Son

Trying to connect with his cold and distant mother, a man finds he is left with only one option — and it involves his wife’s... More

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Cleanup, Aisle Three

A woman embarks on a nostalgia-fueled shopping trip before her college-bound brood vacates the nest. New story by Carol Harada.... More

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Saving Grace

In the small town of Rosewood, Billy is known as a hero — but his reputation also bears a dark secret. New short story by... More

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Long Gone

A homeless drifter dodges storms from Mother Nature and his fellow man in pursuit of happiness, or at least a good buzz. New short story... More

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Auntie Alice’s Funeral

A mother of three contends with caustic relatives and the relentless march of time at a dysfunctional funeral. New short story by Katie Stevens.... More

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Opinion of the Boss

Alyssa Martin is about to make a horrible mistake that could end her publishing career before it even begins. New short story by Jenna Weart.... More

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Cat People

A resident’s propensity for feeding feral cats upsets a small South Florida condo community. New short story by Marlene Olin.... More

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Remembering for Grampa

A boy asks his mother to share bedtime stories of her childhood so that he can remember them for his aging grandfather. New short story... More

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Gregory

When a family’s guinea pig gets sick, a mother learns how much the friendship means to her daughter. New short story by Dorothy Rice.... More

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A Nice Piece of Tenderloin

A police officer questions the rights of a street musician working to support his family. New flash fiction by Django Mathijsen.... More

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King of Chains

A hopeful journalist seeks Houdini's help to expose the Winchester spirit house, but even the great Harry Houdini can't escape the truth. New fiction by... More

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The Humvee

A young mother’s perspective changes after she takes a ride in a sand coated U.S. Army Humvee with a decorated lieutenant colonel.... More

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