Fiction 5.1

Little Bits by Lisa Ahn

Little Bits by Lisa Ahn

Fiction, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Sadie believed in rules, even when she chose not to follow them. Houses, worlds in miniature, should be built according to design. They should not, like the one in front of her, be haphazardly assembled, like an afterthought or an […]

Glimpsed by William C. Blome

Glimpsed by William C. Blome

Fiction, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Your version of events was intentionally distorted, that’s what Lena told me, that’s what I’ve come to believe, and I guess the toughest single thing for me to figure out is why you’d want to hide the dragon from my […]

The World Behind His Back by Roberta Branca

The World Behind His Back by Roberta Branca

Fiction, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 1932 Thing I need to know is can someone kill a body and soul with no weapon. If you can then I guess this is my confession. If you stand real still any place outdoors where I grew up you […]

The Boy in the Whale by Josef Firmage

The Boy in the Whale by Josef Firmage

Fiction, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Carver stands above a sunken coffin, and is as quiet as his dead son. The town has paid their respects and June has gotten a ride. Alone, he has planned to remove Jonathan from the earth and bring him home; […]

Bonfire by Timothy Gager

Bonfire by Timothy Gager

Fiction, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 When the women discussed music they’d lost it to, none of it seemed romantic. Elaine-Pink Floyd, Lisa-38 Special, but my Golden Earring, Twilight Zone, “when the bullet hit the bone” lyric produced laughter louder than when Sharon said she’d given […]

Two Éclairs by Lou Gaglia

Two Éclairs by Lou Gaglia

Fiction, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 The Long Island Expressway quite suddenly jammed as Frank and his father closed in on the Whitestone Bridge entrance and the airports. Frank’s father was driving Frank home to Brooklyn, something he often did the mornings after Frank’s rare visits […]

Provisions by Phyllis Green

Provisions by Phyllis Green

Fiction, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 The mound house was completed. Emily was officially ready for winter. The mound house would keep the temperature of 50 degrees even if the weather outside got to 18 below. Nuts and berries were stored in the house. Carrots were […]

Jinghu by Mark Hage

Jinghu by Mark Hage

Fiction, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Wei Min rides a bicycle. The bicycle has a basket. He takes his finger out of his ear, we all put fingers in our ears. The delivery call is yelled; he rushes in through the aluminum front. The cashier slides […]

Blue Like Babe by Alissa Nielsen

Blue Like Babe by Alissa Nielsen

Fiction, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Cody tells me to wait in the closet. The boys from two blocks down are on the front steps and they can’t know I’m here and that’s just the way things are, ever since Cody turned double-digits last September. “It’ll […]

Root Canal by Adam Reger

Root Canal by Adam Reger

Fiction, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Braces when my endodontist smiles remind me that one day I, too, will die. Root canals are a kind of adventure—exotic, and awful in a novel kind of way—but a second root canal on a single tooth is like heading […]