by Armand Gloriosa
Charlie was a horrible sight: his whole face was swollen like a balloon, and his eyelids looked like a pair of watery, glistening lanzones with slits in them. His nose was completely blocked, and he could barely breathe through his mouth. Tammy came into the …
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 …