The AI Comes

By John David Hanna                           It had been several weeks since Philip Chambers, his friends called him Frenchy for unremembered reasons, fixated on the same dream. In the dream, some ambiguous character met him outside of his high school. The twenty-something-year-old was dressed … Continue reading The AI Comes

Poems by Patricia Nelson

EXPLORER   In his chest a red ship skids and thuds. He arrives with a scrape of wood at the new and unintended vision. Error lifts the bright hairs on his skin. His eye veers, here among the green dimensions. His wish for a wick of road. There must be a forward somewhere in the … Continue reading Poems by Patricia Nelson

Poems by Margarita Serafimova

Apotheosis   The radiant shadows of the clouds, great, were standing on the invisible depths. Life, as always, was in the halls of the ending.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The sun is burning the summer for a new beginning. Only cicadas in their symphonic madness quite know what that means. ____________________________   A dance they were, under … Continue reading Poems by Margarita Serafimova

Honorable Mention Piece from the Short Fiction Contest: Death Comes to Aishbagh by Divyanka Sharma

I was getting ready for work when mom told me of grandma’s death. Ambulances were rushing to Beth Israel Medical Center, urgently piercing the morning air with their siren call for space. Ubers and Lyfts and cabs were angrily honking in the 9am rush hour; East Village in New York was ablaze with indifferent and … Continue reading Honorable Mention Piece from the Short Fiction Contest: Death Comes to Aishbagh by Divyanka Sharma

Third Place Short Fiction Contest: Animal Plots and Schemes by Linda Imbler

Jasper Beorn, my Sphynx cat, is an ancient soul.  He is also extremely intelligent. He lives with me in a small cottage house along with his brother, the rescue dog Maurice, who is, through no fault of his own, a few pickles short of a hamburger.  Maurice is not the reason J comes across as … Continue reading Third Place Short Fiction Contest: Animal Plots and Schemes by Linda Imbler