Vol. 4.3

K. A. by Ann Y. Kim

K. A. by Ann Y. Kim

Drama, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010 THE PLAYERS JUDY/JIWON KIM: Korean-American sophomore. Born in Korea. Raised in America. Korean citizenship. Perfect English. Slightly accented Korean. ANN/YIHYANG SHIN: Korean-American sophomore. Born and raised in America. Perfect English. Perfect Korean. DAEHYUN LEE: Korean. Senior. Immigrated to America for […]

When You Hear This Sound by Kathryn Megan Starks

When You Hear This Sound by Kathryn Megan Starks

Fiction, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010 At that time nobody had died. Durant survived the plane crash on the Potomac river—that was the start, the first stomach-flipping tip over the edge. Then, he kept surviving, relentlessly, despite his best efforts, despite his dreams. It became a […]

Every Creeping Thing by James Schlatter

Every Creeping Thing by James Schlatter

Fiction, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010 We didn’t have any money when we first arrived, so we took a place next to the hospital. They didn’t require any kind of credit check or deposit even. It was a nice place too—hardwood floors, chandelier lighting and a […]

What is Written, Sweet Sister? by K.R. Sands

What is Written, Sweet Sister? by K.R. Sands

Fiction, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010 Spotsylvania Wilderness, May 6, 1864. Third day of battle. Evil location: dark woods, thick scrub, rough terrain. The two armies continue to shoot breast to breast, blind in the dense rifle smoke. Dry timber caught flying sparks yesterday and burst […]

When You Heard by Cami Park

When You Heard by Cami Park

Fiction, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010 You were in the kitchen, reaching to the highest shelf, for the last can of chili beans needed for tonight’s supper. On your toes, the very edge of the shelf barely out of reach. You knew there were cans back […]

Antiquing by Kevin P. Keating

Antiquing by Kevin P. Keating

Fiction, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010 -1- They are lost, well, maybe not quite lost, how can they be, there are only so many roads out here, impossibly long ribbons of blacktop that roll across immense tracts of untilled farmland, bisecting one another at ninety degree […]

What Bubba Saw by Sam Gridley

What Bubba Saw by Sam Gridley

Fiction, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010 As a friendly, well-adjusted, liberal (in the best senses) sort of woman, Joanne had none of that barbed bitterness she heard in her girlfriends’ complaints about their ex-lovers, or in her mother’s purse-lipped indictments of male surliness at breakfast. “He’s […]

The Landscape and Mrs. Patel by Sharon Goldner

The Landscape and Mrs. Patel by Sharon Goldner

Fiction, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010 Mrs. Patel is knocking at her neighbor’s door. It’s not her next door neighbor; it’s the one from across the street. Mrs. Patel knocks long and hard. The across the street the neighbor sees her, malformed, through the peephole. Mrs. […]

A Companion to Minnow Lake by Heather Fowler

A Companion to Minnow Lake by Heather Fowler

Fiction, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010 For Ann and Doug Bailey Cecil sat on the train wearing his charcoal business suit, variegated socks, and his splendid silk tie with small green stripes, but the outfit was stuffy, he decided, and reminded him of his years practicing […]

Mother Alice Laughing by Kimberly Long Cockroft

Mother Alice Laughing by Kimberly Long Cockroft

Fiction, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010 Mother Alice did things that nobody could explain, like that day when Sam came up the stairs and found the green chalk picture on the landing. She’d scrawled a tree with wide branches. There was a hole in the tree, […]