Anita G. Gorman
Mollie got off the Ashleyville Local Schools bus, dropping three books on the road as she tried to save her clarinet from
damage. She could hear laughter on the bus but didn’t look up at the windows. She didn’t want to see the faces of her
My husband has been obsessed for some time with replacing gas-fueled vehicles (“gas guzzlers”) with electric battery-fueled
vehicles. He is fond of quoting a Tesla Car forum user: “I got tired of being a sucker and paying for over-priced crude
oil knowing the money was going … view
We give thanks for the sun, whose energy feeds this great Earth, which, in turn, feeds us.
We give thanks for the ocean, whose purple waters support our many-limbed body, providing the bed on which we sleep and the
platform on which we work.
We give thanks … view
Now, in the neighboring town, there lived the two friends Whale Head and Eyeball. Whale Head was known far and wide as the most beautiful maiden in all the land. Eyeball, on the other hand, was known as the smartest. Though they were very fond of each other, … view
The writer writes a story about James. James is gay, but the story begins: “When James opened his mailbox that morning, he couldn’t have expected to find a human heart,” even though what the writer wants to talk about are sexuality issues.
When James opened his mailbox that … view
About the time Janie Davis turned twelve, after she had endured another gloomy quiet and superseriously expensive birthday party in the well-fumigated large viewing parlors of her parents’ fourth-generation wide tall historic over-ginger-breaded Victorian style heavenly pure white funeral home, she began to notice that the Godlike view … view
D. M. Kerr
The ride home from Friday prayers in Dinan Ibrahim’s twelve-seater van, redolent with spices and hair oils, was as much a part of the service for Andrew as the prayers themselves. While the Dinan drove he sometimes crooned in his native tongue and sometimes held muted conversations … view
It was almost a textbook case of how not to communicate, Styles thought, trying to maintain his detachment. In his long career as a Hong Kong communications consultant he had not seen anything like it.
Mega’s Chief Executive had begun the press briefing on the company’s results reasonably … view
And so, the sexual assaults continued.
The police did their part, but it was not the part that the law called for. They did all they could, but still, protest persisted.
Eventually, the cops hauled in Huge. That name was the only one anyone alive knew for him — even … view
I open my eyes and watch the tiny feet do their little dance under the door. I squeeze my eyes shut, open them again, and watch an exact replay. One more time to be sure. I close and open my eyes, and the third performance lets me know all is … view