Fiction 6.1

Manufactured Goods by L. S. Bassen

Manufactured Goods by L. S. Bassen

Fiction, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos (καιρός). Chronos refers to sequential, measurable time, and kairos to moments of hope & possibility. Kairos also means weather in both ancient and modern Greek, and the plural, καιροι […]

Angling for Repose by Lila Cecil

Angling for Repose by Lila Cecil

Fiction, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 “Hello,” I say to the mirror in my living room. “I’m just so happy to be here with you. All the fights, all the struggles, I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s just such a pleasure to be talking with you.” […]

Evangelical Wonderland by Nancy Hightower

Evangelical Wonderland by Nancy Hightower

Fiction, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 Charlotte, North Carolina September 1977: I am being baptized in the PTL swimming pool while Mom is fucking a cop in the Shoney’s bathroom. The giant Big Boy in front of the restaurant smiles, holds his hamburger up high into […]

Like in a Western by Sean Jackson

Like in a Western by Sean Jackson

Fiction, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 They call this yellow dirt in the yard mustard, which in long summers gets bored into by thirsty wasps and hornets. Mink goes out in junior cowboy boots, knowing it is trouble to do this, but on Sunday mornings his […]

Lint by Hall Jameson

Lint by Hall Jameson

Fiction, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 George’s spice bottles stood in a perfect row on the back of his stove. He frowned and bumped the stove with his hip. The bottle of oregano teetered and tipped, the basil slid back against the wall, and the cinnamon […]

The Trespasser by Hall Jameson

The Trespasser by Hall Jameson

Fiction, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 My birdbath was a marble bowl that sat on my deck. No pedestal. The birds did not require it. This morning, a black bear drank from it. He was surprisingly prim, like an old lady sipping her tea. We were […]

To Whom It May Concern by David Laskowski

To Whom It May Concern by David Laskowski

Fiction, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 According to the mood idolater Mantis Roark, my depression is the result of a chemical imbalance in the marsupial thorax of my regulatory ungulate, the udder proximate, so to speak, inherent in most males between the ages of 30-40. The […]

Wannang by Paul Palubinski

Wannang by Paul Palubinski

Fiction, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 “This isn’t a date,” she says. “This is not a date.” “I have a boyfriend back home.” “Sure.” “You don’t believe me?” she asks. “I didn’t say that, I just said sure.” “Wow, I can see that this is going […]

Very Unique by Matt Rowan

Very Unique by Matt Rowan

Fiction, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 I am not given to be huffy over proper diction, or for that matter, labor over semantic interpretation of any variety. Words are often used differently, sometimes downright incorrectly. I grant that. Language is fluid, constantly changing, and I know […]

I See Red Stars by Pavel Rubin

I See Red Stars by Pavel Rubin

Fiction, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 God was dancing on the balcony, spinning in swift little circles. He rose his knees up to his chin with wild arrhythmic movements. He shook his head from side to side with vibrant rage. The thick fibers of his brown […]