Vols. 7.1 – 7.4

The Therapist by Malia Ahrens

The Therapist by Malia Ahrens

Drama, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 Cast of Characters BRITTANY – A woman in her late twenties. She should be played as almost another character with every character she interacts with, as though she is leading a double life. FRANK – A man in his early […]

Baby Teeth by Bridget Apfeld

Baby Teeth by Bridget Apfeld

Fiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 The call was not really a surprise to Laurie, in the end. She was not expecting it, but when it did come, the ease at which she slipped into practicality—officiousness thinning her speech, clipping it into something terse and straight—made […]

The Woods by John Caudill

The Woods by John Caudill

Fiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 April 2nd Hiker went missing today out at Longleaf Preserve, off State Road forty-four. Twenty-eight-year-old Christy Machen. I saw a picture of the girl. She looked fit and strong. One of them short little bob-cuts and a stout frame. She […]

Maybe You Die and Spend Eternity in Your Empty Bedroom by Jennifer Clements

Maybe You Die and Spend Eternity in Your Empty Bedroom by Jennifer Clements

Fiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 He’s hungry. He yanks the two sides of his tweed trousers to meet over the familiar bulk of his oversized old-man belly. He tucks, buttons, and zips. He thinks about the package of Jimmy Dean sausage links for after he […]

Night Forest by Lydia Copeland Gwyn

Night Forest by Lydia Copeland Gwyn

Fiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 Day clocks ticked in my grandparents’ living room. I hovered by the window moving in and out of the blue sheers. I knew not to look in your room. It was just a bed, some furniture, some clothes. I had […]

Honey as Blood by Jessica Bryant Klagmann

Honey as Blood by Jessica Bryant Klagmann

Fiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 He tells himself he is not, but he is waiting. Ten years and everything he has done since he heard she was back—everything—has been to keep his hands busy. Because when his hands are busy, his mind is busy. And […]

The Birthday Cake by Mary Julia Klimenko

The Birthday Cake by Mary Julia Klimenko

Fiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 Julia Pearl went to the baby shower because she knew it was expected. She’d received an invitation in the mail and wished she hadn’t opened it. Then again, not opening it would have made her a bad person just as […]

My Hollywood Story by Patrick Nevins

My Hollywood Story by Patrick Nevins

Fiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 I was in Clark County Correctional for armed robbery, and I was mixed up in armed robbery because I ran with the wrong types, and I ran with the wrong types because I was caught picking the pocket of someone […]

The Well by Michael X. Wang

The Well by Michael X. Wang

Fiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 For more than three hundred years, since the return of the two brothers Ai and Jiu, our family has been known across the province for our ability to dig and construct wells. According to our ancestral tree, the two brothers […]

Blood Love by S. E. White

Blood Love by S. E. White

Fiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 Years after the accident, I saw the clunky Dodge that killed my baby puttering down the road, puffing fumes from those rusty tailpipes. That ocean blue hood glared at me, and I could smell the bone-white interior—leather, stale French fries, […]