by Stephen Pain
“You can rinse now.” He lost count of how many times he had said this to patients, but no matter the number, he got a vicarious pleasure from the smile of relief on their faces. If only there was such a phrase for his life, …
by Rolf Potts
Outside, the rain had just stopped. The suitcase at Feller’s feet had one-thousand dollars in it. No one in the bus station could tell from looking that the boxy case held his future in neatly wrapped and stacked twenty-dollar bills. He was wearing his best …
by Carey Dean Potash
Vending machines and nepotism in the workplace.
by Mimi Carmen
Love, lust, infidelity; a young woman coming to understand the path her life has taken.
by Michael Schwartz
Life in the death-throes of the 20th Century; cold Szechwan, stale beer, and meaningless information streaming over the airwaves.
by Frank Scozzari
A reluctant soldier keeps the final promise made to his fallen comrade.
by Hamish Gilbertson
“The crowd is untruth.” — Soren Kierkegaard The young man felt the burden of his epiphany. People needed telling. The problem was getting them to listen. Rush, rush, rush everywhere — so unsettling. People busy ‘getting ahead,’ and finding that ahead, by its very …
by Nick Burton
The sky over Crystal City was the color of blue flame; the glass skyline reflected shimmering silvers and golds, achieving an aesthetic ugliness that comes from a kind of sterile perfection. It was if the entire city was hiding behind one way mirrors, and if …
by Christine Allen
She is on a towel. She is on a beach. There are towels on all sides. Candy wrappers and tissue stick to the towels. The water is warm and full of people. The waves are not high. She watches her friend. He is at the …