Fiction 1.2

Yarn by Darren Akerman

Yarn by Darren Akerman

Fiction, Vol. 1.2, Sept. 2007 When Laura Dearing didn’t arrive at the Hestling House sewing bee for the third Saturday night that January, the women knew it must be true. Laura had fallen for Nash Gallant, the husband of Loretta Gallant. It surprised none of […]

All Dressed in White by Branden Boyer-White

All Dressed in White by Branden Boyer-White

Fiction, Vol. 1.2, Sept. 2007 The first call I got from Cynthia about “the situation” woke me from my sleep. I had begun to leave my cell phone on the bedside table when I turned in for the night, as the nocturnal calls had been […]

The Grand Central by Max Davidson

The Grand Central by Max Davidson

Fiction, Vol. 1.2, Sept. 2007 Yes, the ceiling is tall. Yes, a universe is encapsulated here from the view of God—love him as He sees Us/ bless Us from His holy vantage. & there, the Aquarius pours his mighty jug & the Taurus stampedes with […]

Marathon by Scott Geisel

Marathon by Scott Geisel

Fiction, Vol. 1.2, Sept. 2007 Bill Eckert ducked his head and turned his kayak into the wind. He’d have to push hard to make it over the breakers coming out of the southeast, perhaps harder than he felt he had the strength for. The winter […]

The National Virginity Pledge by Barry Graham

The National Virginity Pledge by Barry Graham

Fiction, Vol. 1.2, Sept. 2007 I was shopping at Wal-Mart and the cashier looked at me suspiciously as she rang up a jumbo pack of diapers, two Spongebob DVDs, a twelve pack of Miller High Life, lubricated condoms, a two-pack of pacifiers, and a pair […]

Endless Detentions by Neil Grimmett

Endless Detentions by Neil Grimmett

Fiction, Vol. 1.2, Sept. 2007 In a small place like this, things turn out pretty much as you’d guess they would, mostly. Even the strange and shocking could get stretched back and back—more sinew than elastic—until it was plainly obvious that one day there had […]

Pure Products of America by Dennis Humphrey

Pure Products of America by Dennis Humphrey

Fiction, Vol. 1.2, Sept. 2007 No one / to witness / and adjust, no one to drive the car ~William Carlos Williams, “To Elsie” I’m sorry about Vic and all—I really am. I think about him all the time it seems, late nights as I watch the tracers draw wavy […]

Simple Tips for the Beginning Cook by Jacqueline May

Simple Tips for the Beginning Cook by Jacqueline May

Fiction, Vol. 1.2, Sept. 2007 1. Here is the one right way to cut an onion. Thinking of the root end as the bottom, slice onion horizontally into northern and southern hemispheres. Remove peel. Set the northern hemisphere on the cutting board, cut side down. […]

Writing My Angel by Corey Mesler

Writing My Angel by Corey Mesler

Fiction, Vol. 1.2, Sept. 2007 I sat down to write my angel a Dear John letter. Before I could even hoist my pen he was there beside me. His face wore the countenance I have seen in nightmares where those who love me turn on […]

Two People’s Faces, Cracked and Fractured by K. Rose Miller

Two People’s Faces, Cracked and Fractured by K. Rose Miller

Fiction, Vol. 1.2, Sept. 2007 We were children frolicking in the countryside, picking flowers and weaving them into garlands. You made me wear all the garlands, piled on as crowns and necklaces. I would have objected if I had known what our father would do […]