Fiction 2018 / Spring 2018 / Volume 48

Codes—Nancy Antle

      You have to understand.  None of us heard Mac and Nicole leave.  No slamming car doors. No car engines. Nothing.  We would have tried to stop them if we’d heard. They were in no condition to drive.  They were way drunker than the rest of us after the party. They always are. We left … Continue reading

Fiction 2018 / Spring 2018 / Volume 48

Below Where Gods Will Tread—Michael Crecco

CHARACTERS: PETER MCHENDRY, a university professor who has been supervising ETHAN and LAURA’S research. He has been hearing whispers underneath the quiet of the night. LAURA WHITE, an anthropology student who dreams of unlocking the lost mysteries of ancient civilizations. ETHAN HARDY, a linguistics student who is the only one knowledgeable on the recently unearthed … Continue reading

Fall 2017 / Featured / Poetry / Poetry 2017 / Uncategorized / Volume 48

Becoming Persephone —Mary Ann Honaker

We’d sprayed gold paint into paper bags and huffed the fumes.  Detached from body,   self a phosphorescent bubble ahover in some bright-colored world, somewhere askance   from here.  My boyfriend passed out. Sometimes, when one says love, she means   A sour drink that tastes better than loneliness or the door that leads out … Continue reading

Fall 2017 / Featured / Poetry 2017 / Uncategorized / Volume 48

I Fell in Love with You Again–Lowell Jaeger

While parked outside a liquor store along the highway winding through the Canadian Rockies.  We’d stopped to pick out a bottle of wine, anticipating romance in the hotel that night.   But the liquor store was closed, and I’d locked the keys in the truck, my wallet on the seat beside your purse and phone. … Continue reading

Fall 2017 / Featured / Poetry 2017 / Uncategorized / Volume 48

Capping My Brilliant Career–William Doreski

When I reinvented cryptography you scorned my mastery of acute and oblique symbols. When I discovered that supposedly inert gases panted like dogs you disdained my litter of lab reports. When I chaired the Bank of America you closed your account. When I posed for a statue of Richard Nixon you laughed so loudly the … Continue reading