Fiction 2016 / flash fiction / Spring 2016 / Uncategorized / Volume 46

Grapes—Claire Tollefsrud

The couple wanted children almost as badly as they wanted each other—their wedding bands were still shiny and unfamiliar on their fingers—so they made love almost every night in their new house. The rooms were mostly empty; the kitchen counter was white and cold. Then came the fruit bowl. The wife loved peaches, the husband … Continue reading

Fiction 2016 / Issues / Spring 2016 / Uncategorized / Volume 46

Neighbors, at One Time or Another—Steve Meador

Rednecks Over the phone a monotone rasp crawled from her tar-coated vocal chords and was delivered like a swarm of chiggers against my eardrum. She told me that all the jewelry she had talked about the previous day was locked in the trunk of the Pontiac. Real stuff, worth thousands and thousands of dollars. Her … Continue reading