Fiction

Meadowbrook Jackasses

We were losing our last softball game of the season and my dad was pissed, but he had been pissed for a while. The game was held at Meadowbrook High School whe...

More Than a Lion

Christmas morning, during my sister’s visit, we came out to find a lion in the living room. “We did this,” Indu said. “We wanted it that much.” She grinn...

Empty Houses

He’s ten. Soon everybody will be here, he’ll see their headlights on the wall. He only gets to stay up until twelve the night before his birthday. His family m...

Anglerfish

There is an anglerfish in the diner. The anglerfish is much older than the diner, but it did not exist until the diner was built. This makes sense if you th...

Magpie

You read in an article that you can’t blame an addict for the things they do, because their brain is sending them constant signals that if they don’t use, they...

The Dragon Slayer

To court the favor of pregnant women, the hospital began offering free pain relief during childbirth. But Elo would have none of it. In a dry dusty terrain wit...

The Corvid Among You

We watch you, though you usually don’t see us. You see us the way you see taupe public restroom stalls, cantaloupe seeds, crosses on churches. We are always bu...

Brushback

They’d called it a “sports park,” but it was mostly just go-karts and batting cages. Now, there’s a for sale sign out there, posted on the rusted fence. There ...