Fiction

Stay and Pray

YULIIA VERETA is a young writer from Ukraine, traveling the world and getting inspiration from other cultures to write short stories, poetry, creative non-fiction and whatever else that can comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. Her other works were published in print and online in 2019 in Litro Magazine (UK), Genre: urban arts (USA), Penultimate Peanut Magazine (USA), the Valley Voices (USA) and the McGuffin (USA). She received the 2018 City of Rockingham Short Story Award (Australia) and became the finalist in 2019 Poetry Matters Project (USA) as well as 2019 Hessler Poetry Contest (USA). Read more →

Wendell in a Potato

J. ALAN NELSON is a writer, poet and actor. He has stories, screenplays and poetry published or forthcoming in several journals. He also played the lead in “Gay Cake,” the verbose “Silent Al” in the Emmy-winning SXSWestworld and the creepy Rev. Bob Jones in the feature “Sister Aimee.” His IMDB link: http://m.imdb.com/name/nm6394406/ Read more →

Sunday Supper

JOSHUA PLACK is an aspiring writer at the University of Oregon where he won scholarship into the KIDD program, a creative writing workshop, which included mentoring from well-established authors. He recently won the Matthew Knight Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Shirley McClure Poetry Award. His work has been featured in literary journals such as the Pinyon Review, Echoes and Visions, the Underground, and Unbound. Read more →

Bill Bradney Has a Problem

MICHAEL T. SMITH is an Assistant Professor of the Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University, where he received his PhD in English. He teaches cross-disciplinary courses that blend humanities with other areas. He has published over 40 pieces in over 20 different journals (mostly within the past year). He also has critical work recently published in Symbolism and Cinematic. He loves to travel.
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Stockholm City Centre

My mother rests in her final slumber, far away in a Swedish hospital, marooned between her life and the hereafter. Experts tell me she will not recover. She does not feel anything. Stuck in Stockholm. A catastrophic stroke at 76 – Too young. I understand the situation from my distance. I’m here in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and I worry. It’s… Read more →

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman

KEITH CARVER, of Michigan, is a transnational educrat with a DHS file and big-boy striver debt. Ex-Fulbright/Cub Scout. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in *Rust + Moth, Blacktop Passages, Adelaide, Your Impossible Voice, and a*rmarolla*. *He lives near the Black Sea with his wife. Read more →

There’s No Telling

B.P. HERRINGTON was born and raised in the Big Thicket of eastern Texas. His work as a composer took him to the Royal Academy of Music, London, and has earned numerous awards. His short stories rooted in the Big Thicket have recently appeared in Post Road Magazine and Adelaide Magazine. Read more →

Ms. Lonelyhearts

WHITNEY COLLINS‘s fiction appears in New Limestone Review, Grist, LUMINA, and The Pinch and is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, The Gateway Review, and Moon City Review. She lives in Kentucky where she is an MFA student at Spalding University. Read more →

Incoming Light

JENNIFER MAKOWSKY earned her MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Arizona. Her work has appeared in Gravity Dancers: Even More Fiction by Washington Area Women, The Portland Review, Gargoyle, and is forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review. Currently she resides in Tucson, AZ where she teaches English to refugees. Read more →

Like Seeds We Fall Away

STEPHEN HERMAN holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry, U. Mass., Amherst. He taught Creative Writing and Poetry at City College of San Francisco for 12 years. In 2012, he published Night Visions, awarded Gold Seal of Literary Excellence. He also won First Prize in San Francisco Writers’ Contest in 2013. He was appointed to the Human Rights Commission of San Francisco and served for two years. In 2010 he retired from City College of San Francisco as Associate Vice Chancellor. Read more →