Theft by Sherrie Flick, short story book cover artwork

“Theft” by Sherrie Flick

H is in the hardware store with his mother. H is 8, free of boundaries, as he fingers the gold luminescent letters. His mother flirts with homely Mr Z over Canary Yellow paint…

Going To The Big House by Tom Bailey, short story book cover artwork

“Going To The Big House” by Tom Bailey

Willing or not, they came to the Big House because they had no other option. This was where they detoxed, slept it off, and tried again. Everyone has a story and everyone is d…

Smile by Molly Tanzer, short story book cover artwork

“Smile” by Molly Tanzer

That feeling when you’re sitting in the diner trying to write your Women’s Studies essay and a pudgy grey-haired guy and two young women are playing some kind of erotic game t…

Mr. Hill’s Death by S.L. Gilbow, short story book cover artwork

“Mr. Hill’s Death” by S.L. Gilbow

Mr Hill owns a sunflower yellow convertible. Just like the one Emily shows in her Tone presentation to show ‘Tragedy’. Mr Hill doesn’t think he’s noble enough to be a tragic h…

And Yet by Brian Evenson, short story book cover artwork

“And Yet” by Brian Evenson

Ellie looks for answers after her boyfriend vanishes, focusing on a family photo he left behind. But her search brings her no closer to finding him — and the more she persist…