How did it get this way? Where did it go so wrong?
MY BROTHER, THE POMEGRANATE TREE by Jonathan Phillips
It was a fir tree that exacted the toll
ZUK AND ZUB—A FABLE FOR OUR TIME by James Fox
At the dawn of time, an enterprising caveman, known as Swarthy Zub, lived at the far end of the cave village.
YEAR OF THE RABBIT by Lisa Meltzer Penn
At the inner edge of San Francisco’s Richmond district, an eye winks open from the fog.
ON THE ROAD TO BAMAKO by Shuna Meade
My world shudders to a stop, as if the pause button has been hit.
CROWS REMEMBER by Dona McCormack
She couldn’t tamp down the shriek working its way up her throat.
SHE IS MEDUSA by Tim Kidwell
She felt him long before she saw him. He had to be godborn.
TODAY OUR SAM FOUND ATLANTIS by Joyce Meggett
My name is Sheila Rafferty, and I am the great-niece of Bess Houdini.
WHENCE WE CAME, WHITHER WE GO by William L. Spencer
Wednesday through Sunday, work days, things are good. But Mondays and Tuesdays, my days off, alone in a furnished studio, I cry.
APERTURE by Jeff Metzler
I framed the scene before me with care—a task governed by inches, angles, shadows, and depth—and clicked the shutter button down, breathing in deeply.