The Matinee

Ann Hultberg “You kids be good and listen to your sister,” yelled Mom as we piled out of the Camp Mobile on a wintery Saturday afternoon. Christmas was but two…

Waiting

Miki Lentin Fatima stood perfectly still by the front door, breathing, but not noticeably, as if the stuffing had been sucked out of her. She squeezed her arms into her…

Parallel Parking

Niles Reddick Rose didn’t like parallel parking. Rear view and side mirrors on her Ford Focus weren’t a realistic perspective. She wondered how objects could be closer than they appear,…

The Long Summer

George Keyes The town across the Joaquin Valley of California is under the fog of the night before and the tiny crystal drops are all over the leaves. It is…

Little Candles

Maryam Qureshi Once upon a dark night, amidst a dreadful thunderstorm,she had a pack of delicate little candles.Although the night was scary,her heart was trembling with fear yet she hadthose…

Medieval Castle

Brandon Marlon We roam corridors, chambers, caracoles, grand halls,mindful of creaking floorboards, touching the targes,drawn to the burnished armature donned by paladinsof yesteryear, gaping aslant at the ornate paramentadorning the wall,…