Category Archives: Fiction

“Improbable Depth” by Robert Hunter Whitworth

When I can, I try to land in the reflection of the moon. It is better to jump at night when no one is around, to land in the rippling moon and crush through it and to be underwater at … Continue reading

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“Levee Lullaby” by Sarah Rolinski

You lay down on the hot summer sidewalk, New Orleans sun beating down on you. Nothing’s hotter than a New Orleans sun; it’s pure heat without mercy or remorse. You’re hot, sweating through your white shirt. It sticks to your … Continue reading

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“Pivot Point” by Robert Earle

Annie arrived at the crowded, smoky, cackling party and saw no one she knew, including herself in a mirror. She wore frameless glasses, cheapest she could buy. She hadn’t put on makeup, not for work, from which she had walked … Continue reading

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“Requiem for Ruined Water” by Gregg Kleiner

It was a month or more following the explosion that I found myself boarding a Greyhound bus not knowing precisely where I was headed but knowing I had to go to that particular, now soiled, edge of the continent. I … Continue reading

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“The Mentor” by Larry Ellis

There were fighting cocks in the yard. Scores of fighting cocks, each huddling against the wind in the small, plywood pup-tent that was its shelter, each roped by the ankle to a stake to keep it from tearing its neighbors … Continue reading

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“Faces” by John Oliver Hodges

Elise Goldenbutton drowned Halloween night. Her picture was in the paper. For weeks the boy carried with him a sick feeling. She’d gone to a friend’s to spend the night, the paper said, and swam in Livingston Lake. They found … Continue reading

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“Accelerating through the Curve” by David Langlinais

When Robie Dubois’ father got home from work, he moved straight to the rec room where Robie was watching a movie. He came in the back door, not bothering to go to the living room where Robie’s mother and sister … Continue reading

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