The Sheets by Sarah Beth Brickner

The Sheets by Sarah Beth Brickner

I was stuck in the homewares store—half by choice, half by…incantation? The store was closing soon. There were so many beautiful things—carefully gilded and aged items to hang above your fireplace, or pose next to the door, or lazily hang over the couch. Men walking by carrying large paintings and accent furniture. Oh, it was […]

Dream Up In Smoke by Mary Ellen Gambutti

Dream Up In Smoke by Mary Ellen Gambutti

West window sun cast on a chrome, red and white checkered table, knotty pine cabinets, and green countertops, and warms the kitchen of our family home. Nana’s African Violets nestle in window ledges over the sink. She cooks, washes clothes, and gardens at home, and sometimes answers the phone and write in books in Granddaddy’s […]

Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog

Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog

Before the Captain lay an uncertain sea of choices. The waves crashed against the rocks. Jagged stone cut the water’s crest as a fin; only a glimpse of the predatory danger below the surface. The stony shoals lay a trap for the unfamiliar, and many a good ship could be found derelict in the deep. […]

Alone à Paris by Andrew Jacono

Alone à Paris by Andrew Jacono

I don’t know why I went to Paris alone for a month. I had never been completely alone anywhere other than Long Island, so I knew it was an awful idea from the moment I clicked proceed on the Air France credit card confirmation screen. But I couldn’t have backed out. Those haute-couture bastards already […]

Pulse by Rina Palumbo

Pulse by Rina Palumbo

As she walked through the tall grasses of the meadow, her elongated shadow following her progress, slicing the sunlit greenery, Marietta stopped for a moment, her eyes scanning the ground below. Her long black hair, dressed hurriedly into a bun, was starting to loosen, and she placed an offending strand behind her ear in a […]