The Marble Garden by A. A. Azariah-Kribbs

The Marble Garden by A. A. Azariah-Kribbs

A silent, solemn figure to steal through the graves, his long cloak trailing in ebon folds as if he hurried night into the evening’s blue mists. His head was bent and each step measured in the manner of a funereal procession. Past the disconnected lines of wooden crosses he walked, mindless of the old and […]

Writer in Residence by Ed Miller

Writer in Residence by Ed Miller

She was in the shower. In bed her lover listened. She did not sing. She merely opened her mouth, now and then, to the falling water. With her head halfburied in the big pillow, her lover thought of the sparrowing of hands, the bar of soap, and the falling water. Now she closed the tap. […]

Brown County Foliage by Joseph Pete

Brown County Foliage by Joseph Pete

Susan was sad as a forlorn landscape in a black-and-white French film, but Tom was a little thrilled that the nest was finally empty. He loved his children of course, but his mind was buzzing with the possibilities. He already planned to voyage out alone to Chicago on the weekends, take in plays at the […]

Fall by William Cass

Fall by William Cass

Sometimes in Minnesota, it seems like winter turns into spring, and summer into fall, overnight. This happened recently during September. You could taste fall on your tongue before you were fully awake, cool and fresh. Dew stood the grass firm, and some of the leaves on the maples and elms that had been green the […]

The Autumn Gardener by Ingrid Jendrzejewski

The Autumn Gardener by Ingrid Jendrzejewski

  On the day she forgot her way home from the local arboretum that she’d visited nearly every season since she was a little girl, she began her garden, planting her memories carefully, at regularly spaced intervals, tiered and terraced for optimum growth. Of course, the largest, sunniest patches she reserved for her children; she […]