Crying After Carnival – J. Fencecraft

The day after Saturn leaves you, they close the carnival. The mechanic hand stops lobbing kids into the sky, confetti limns the storm drains, and you walk home under the rain. You were supposed to get shaved ice and sit in each other's arms all day. Now he's gone, and you can't believe it’s really … Continue reading Crying After Carnival – J. Fencecraft


Expecting – M. Jacobs

Rookie mistake: forgot the duct tape. I didn't even realize I forgot it until I opened the trunk. Shit. I can see it on the workbench taunting me. I didn't need it to tie her up, I had enough paracord for that. I didn't need it to blindfold her, I had an extra shirt for … Continue reading Expecting – M. Jacobs

The First of Many Feasts – R. Smith

The boat swayed above, ever so slightly. The moon was centered directly above and in between the heavens. Although a bright moon it was, Merpeople see much more vividly within the deeper shadows of the lake. Yet, Vonacis was intrigued by the peculiar vibrations disturbing the water this night. These visible-stringy-sounds vibrated towards a jarring … Continue reading The First of Many Feasts – R. Smith