account_circle by Alice Whittenburg
Alice Whittenburg divides her time between the United States and Prague in the Czech Republic, where she is an English tutor. She is also co-editor of a new e-zine called The Cafe Irreal. Her fiction has appeared in Optimism, a Prague-based English language literary magazine, and in the e-zine DoorKnobs & Body Paint.



Issue No. 19 ~ December, 1998

It was fear that held him prisoner in a flat on the thirtieth floor, and, whether he was working or sleeping, his blinds were always firmly closed against the city that seemed to surround and menace him. For years he had lived this way, placating …