Flower by Shya Scanlon

Flower by Shya Scanlon

I am killing everyone I see, but they keep coming. I crouch behind a burning barrel in the street to avoid the line of fire and I roll out during their reload and keep shooting. I advance a few yards and I crouch behind another barrel. I reload. I was hit a while back...
Liver and Onions by Diane Lefer

Liver and Onions by Diane Lefer

Ryan “R.C.” Bowden left Elmira, N.Y. on his favorite day of the year—the day the coats come off, when women show their shapes and some skin. This was shortly before Mon Cher Alphonse closed its doors for good and three days after he took the bus to Corning to see...
A Smuggler’s Atlas by Matthew Dexter

A Smuggler’s Atlas by Matthew Dexter

We loaded the canisters with dope and fired them across the moonlit desert into Arizona. Soup cans stuffed with cocaine capable of landing a thousand feet from the border. The canisters were colored to classify who launched them. We catapulted them into fields. If the...
Empty Apartments by Sarah Bridgins

Empty Apartments by Sarah Bridgins

Sophie’s affair with her boss begins slowly, to the point where after a few months she is simultaneously convinced the attraction she feels is mutual and certain that it’s all in her head. Sophie is not the type of person who has an affair. At twenty-one she is just...
The Aardvark by Josh Ostergaard

The Aardvark by Josh Ostergaard

It was their last day in Durban, and while his wife Stefanie was busy finishing medical meetings, Mark traveled an hour from the city to visit the Valley of a Thousand Hills. A Zulu village was open for tourists a short walk from a reptile park. Mark left the minibus...

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