A Sigh of Relief

By Nancy Machlis Rechtman Leona sighed.  It was the morning of Cassie’s high school graduation and Leona couldn’t have been prouder.  Her beautiful daughter was about to finish high school as valedictorian of her class and was busy putting the finishing touches on her speech.  Leona peeked in Cassie’s room and saw her in her … Continue reading A Sigh of Relief

Soap Bubbles

By Michal Reiben Clouds drift on a gentle breeze in an Iris blue sky. Tree’s branches sway in the warm light wind and birds in the trees chatter. An old hag wearing a moth-eaten dress with a face like crumpled paper is sitting on a bench by the side of a playground. She’s enjoying the … Continue reading Soap Bubbles

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