Fiction

A Moment in Time

There is a special kind of time that exists between moments of speculation and revelation. The time between ordering a meal and its arrival, the last half hour...

Wrapping Around the World Twice

“If you ran your veins end to end, they’d wrap around the world twice,” Mr. Rogers declared with relish, while girls planted chewing gum in Beth’s hair. Her...

Life Line

Every day after the shop closes, Marjorie walks to the train station to catch the returning soldiers. It is London, 1943, and the war might never end, but woun...

Hive Mind

The mothers are coated in a light layer of fuzz, but only the children have ever noticed. As babies, it was a velvet comfort, hazy and unremembered—a soft plac...

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...