Fiction 3.3

The Pulse of Snow by Tony M. Vinci

The Pulse of Snow by Tony M. Vinci

Fiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 cloudless Daniel carries a single white stone in the right front pocket of his jeans. It’s there today, the day his wife, Sharon, drowns under thirty feet of snow and water. Later, Daniel imagines her walking their lab, Bob, over […]

Death by Moonlight by Henry F. Tonn

Death by Moonlight by Henry F. Tonn

Fiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 I remember the exact day I split. It was on my third birthday and I was splashing around in a little pool by the side of the house. My momma was over there hanging laundry and she weren’t paying no […]

The Way Back by Dominic Preziosi

The Way Back by Dominic Preziosi

Fiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 At first he has ordinary hopes. There’s nothing to fear, there’s no reason to worry. The car has been parked there for slightly more than a day now, and nothing has occurred—there’s nothing “unusual,” nothing “amiss.” Except that it’s there, […]

Something Like Wood by Francisco Nieto-Salazar

Something Like Wood by Francisco Nieto-Salazar

Fiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 For the longest time all I knew about the house at the top of the hill was that the owner had an Astroturf lawn. He kept it spotless and taught, and it gleamed in everyone’s face. Rows of fake tulips […]

The Bat by Anish Majumdar

The Bat by Anish Majumdar

Fiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 The house grew too quiet at night, holding its breath, anticipating a question Priya and I were afraid to ask. She took to pacing from the kitchen to the living room and back again, disrupting the silence with clacks of […]

Saint Vera by Barry Jay Kaplan

Saint Vera by Barry Jay Kaplan

Fiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 The room was bare but for the table that served as a place to sit and sip tea and spread out her work to show this man who had not yet arrived. The cats stepped over the open books, the […]

Wild Man by Ladee Hubbard

Wild Man by Ladee Hubbard

Fiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 I was cool as a hand threading a needle last Saturday when I watched my baby climb the train. Said my peace the night before so just stood by the brick building breathing good-bye. Balanced by brick, breathing good-bye. In […]

Better to Give by Kim Freeman

Better to Give by Kim Freeman

Fiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Em is struck by the handwriting on the note from Kathryn. It is neat, small, and sharp, almost like type, or the tiny teeth on a saw. Kathryn has listed the Christmas gifts she is buying for Tommy: a Skywalker […]

The Foul-Friendly Sea by Katie Cortese

The Foul-Friendly Sea by Katie Cortese

Fiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Sam’s driving the boat. He loves the sun, the choppy water, the salt air. He likes the soupy feel of going slow when he has to turn the big silver wheel three, four, five times to get around the green […]

The Foundation by Benjamin Allocco

The Foundation by Benjamin Allocco

Fiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 They stood against the dawn smoking cigarettes in silence, the wind flapping their dusty clothes. The younger spat on the ground, tossed his cigarette into the grass. He looked up to the sky. In the distance a thunderhead was rolling […]