End of Summer

by Deanna Ballard | Susan was sitting on a bench with her daughter and began to tell her of the time as a child. She told her of how when she was younger, that there came a time each year when the sun shone a little brighter and the air felt a little bit hotter. …

The Results

by Vickie Tucker | “Unfortunately, there is no mistake,” she said, closing the file. James sank into his chair as he heard the words leave the doctor’s mouth. The news caught James by surprise, evident by his enlarged eyes and blank stare. “Are you sure?” James asked, “Maybe there was a mix-up in the lab …

For All Time

by Clara Garner | It had been a long time. She was young and vibrant, unlike the old, frail corpse he remembered. Eddy made sure that he kept his distance, who knows how she will react if she saw him like this, this striking image of a man she knows, yet different somehow – older …

EyeGear

by Duane Carson | It had all the latest high-powered specifications and then some. Jim pinched his fingers to focus in on the image projected in front of his eye, twirling his finger in a circular motion to rotate the image of the newest EyeGear™. The new EyeGear™ encompassed the fastest duo-dec processor on the …

After the Quakes

by Alex Huang | The shakes started out small, but intensified. Mike was sitting still, but he could see the wall in front of him move to the tempo of the shaking. Lines ripped down from the ceiling to the floor. More shaking turned the lines into cracks. At first, Mike was undisturbed and thought …

The Apprentice

by Clay Brady | Once upon a grim day, Mister Death and his beloved were hard at work. They were collecting the immortal souls of those marked for death. With her scythe, Missus Death would slice open the mortal beings to let out their souls which Mister Death would then catch and stuff into a jar. …

True Love?

by Kayla Bush | “Tell me what the future holds for us.” Asked Linda. With cringed brows, the fortuneteller read the lines on the couples’ palms. Then, she stared into Linda’s eyes. “Do you love this man enough to die for him?” For a second, Linda pondered upon the question. “Yes, I do. I love him …

Shopping For Arms

by Dennis Miller | After strolling around the store for nearly an hour, James still couldn’t decide. There were too many to choose from, and besides, he liked the one he already had. “What about this one?” Jody asked and pointed. “Why don’t you try it on? Maybe you’ll like it.” James stood looking at …

Returning the Favor

by Crystal Moss | When I was eight, I forgot my lunch. “Here,” she said, handing me half of her sandwich, “you owe me.” When I was thirteen, my first date with a girl and I forgot my wallet. “You can pay me back later,” she said as she slipped me some money, “and you …

Red Eyes

by Caleb Weaver | The man standing in front of him was human once, but not anymore. It takes Bruce a second to get the aim but he hesitates for another second before pulling the trigger. Blood and brains fly out the back of the man’s head as he falls onto his knees, then topples …