The Happiness Converter

by Kara Owens | “Here you go, grandpa,” Lily said as she entered the room. With a smile and a nod, the bearded old man held out a hand to grab the mug by its handle. Lily stood and watched as her grandfather tinkered with the machine. Studying the machine with creased brows, Lily asked, “How …

The Picnic

by Ken Blair | The drive was as unbearable as the presence of her. The steering-wheel felt the full force of my anger as I gripped at it as hard as I could, digging into it with my nails. The cause of all my anger? She was sitting right beside me in the passenger seat, fiddling …

What the Future Holds

by Chi Wen | Peter’s was welcomed back into the world by an intense brightness that stung his eyes, forcing him to close them again and retreat back into darkness. With eyes shut, Peter lay and heard murmurs all around him. Little by little, Peter opened his eyes again and allowed them to adjust to …

A Sip of Wine

by Terrence Lee | Down the path Kong strolled, breathing in the sweet aroma of the flowers and the scent of newly cut grass. Kong walked till he could find an empty bench. He sat down on the wooden bench and watched. He watched as the fingers of the couple sitting across from him tapped …