The Inanimate Me: Fiction by Martin Shaw

The Inanimate Me There’s only one rotten apple in this hospital, an old-school homophobic male nurse who’s pheromonic orchestration of testosterone is thwarted by the...

Good Humor: Fiction by John Whittier Treat

Good Humor by John Whittier Treat Michael remembered watching his mother Betty from a distance, as if she wasn’t his mother at all but somehow a...

Mustang Ray: Fiction by Michael E. Sawan

Mustang Ray by Michael E. Sawan I’m not one for beautiful days, so take it on faith that this one was a real peach. The type...

Drowned River: Fiction by Dale Corvino

Winner of the Christopher Hewitt Award 2015: Fiction Drowned River by Dale Corvino “Good morning, papi, happy Friday,” I greet the bakery owner, a big, hairy Syrian,...

Meet Clay Brown: Fiction by Christina Renee Milliner

Meet Clay Brown by Christina Renee Milliner “My name is Clay Brown, I’m 19, and I was born with HIV.” Four sets of questioning eyes glared at...

The Love Whisperer: Fiction by Raymond Luczak

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The Unseen: A Short Story Excerpt by Joseph Jess Rey

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Nightstand: Fiction by James Magruder

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Russell: Fiction by Geer Austin

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“Albert’s Prayer”: Fiction by Marie Esposito

Albert's Prayer by Marie Esposito Albert wore a silver cross in his left ear. It dangled like a hanged man. A new Eartha Kitt song, “Where...

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