Spider

Jane Feaver

You weren’t supposed to take calls in the shop, but, because Cara had worked there ages, and was only part-time now anyway, she’d answered. …

Cicadas

Sara Reish Desmond

Perhaps Corinne’s had three by the time her daughter brings over her homework with a smudgy, photocopied image looking only like an inkblot.…

Bull

Kathy Anderson

His father was now his mother, but he was still an epic asshole.

“He won’t even let me get a tattoo,” Josh said. “He gets his whole dick cut off, and he won’t even let me get a tattoo.”…

The Quiet Thing

Che Yeun

With one semester left in college, I maxed out all of my credit cards. I applied for more, but none of the remaining banks took me. …

Buddha Nature

Allison K Williams

Bodh Gaya, India, is where Prince Siddhārtha Gautama sat under a tree, attained enlightenment, and became the Buddha.…

“New Mexico, 1957”

Ruth Galm

From the concrete step she watched the baby in his slumping diaper. He wore no shirt because Yvonne did not see the point in the heat, although his skin was a helpless white, she must remember that.…

Occasions for Insight: On Karin Lin-Greenberg’s Faulty Predictions

Keith Wilhite

In the title story of Karin Lin Greenberg’s Faulty Predictions, winner of the 2013 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, a sly psychic, Hazel Stump, unwilling to relinquish the ghosts of her past or mend broken family ties, writes an esoteric message on the chalkboards of the local college where her granddaughter studies art. …

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