Latest Submissions

“Fat Pigeons Over Tokyo Bay,” “Getting Emotional,” “Life Without Death,” and “National Tragedy, A Poem for All Ages”

Fat Pigeons Over Tokyo Bay Pigeons fling themselves from the balconies like suicides. Fat, filthy rats, fly from rooftops, as crows attack the…


The Malign Effect

Malign /məˈlʌɪn/ Adjective evil in nature. The smell caught Brendan Drummey off guard the moment the vocations director’s assistant showed him in.…


Spat Out by a She-Wolf

I was spat out by a She-Wolf. I sit in this dilapidated manor, the Lupercal. Vines curl their way up Corinthian columns. Sweet palms sway on the…


So Much for the Tolerant Left

Once upon a time, there was a Midwestern town in America like many other Midwestern towns. A special kind of “bigotry” was brewing in this town. No,…


“Procession” and “Live Streams”

Procession The morning ammil had not thawed after the rain and breeze all night cold valleys inland turned to white. Yet, under silence buried,…


Testimony of the Sole Survivor of the 2032 Lunar Pyre Festival

There were 50 of us in the first wave. Those of us who’d shelled out for the “VIP experience” were welcomed a few hours before the general admission…


Pablo Caparra’s Arretures

Pablo Caparra is a poor man who, in hot weather, goes to the banks of the Arlanzón River as it passes through the Paseo de Las Fuentecillas, in…


Why I Don’t Run Away Anymore, Part 1

The first time I was five years old. It was right after my sister was born and I guess I was feeling sorry for myself, what with the attention my…


Breathtaking!

“Breathtaking!” the strange man said. Then he fell to the asphalt, gasping, unable to breathe. He was the first she encountered. He died. She walked…


Outlaws of the Calamadrin

Calamadrin 1A, June 1st, 2040 Deep in the vast, unexplored reaches of the new West, untold dangers lurked. A largely unexplored planet cluster, the…