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. […]

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 […]

Collage by Jane Hertenstein

Collage by Jane Hertenstein

What stinks? the new guy asked. My book, she answered. Her soup thermos had leaked inside her backpack on the train on her way to work. She lifted a vintage copy of To Kill a Mockingbird out of her pack. It weighed as much as a block of wood and reeked of chicken and garlic. […]