Month: May 2017

A MOMENT OF FIREFLIES BY JOHN MCCLUSKEY (EXCERPT)

Michael looked at his watch and saw that it was time to leave for ten-thirty Mass. Lily remained in the bedroom, the door closed. A few sleepy sounds could be heard from Meggy’s bedroom. David felt relieved that his mother would have to stay home with Meggy again; he did not want to see the whole family together in one place just yet…

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GUNS WINTER 1967 BY DONALD WATERS

When everyone had assembled, Bruce led us into his bedroom. His parents weren’t home, “Take a look at this,” he said, spinning an army-issue .45-caliber pistol on his finger in the manner of an old west gunfighter. “My ‘ol man gave it to me. This thing is so powerful,” he went on; “My dad says if you shoot a man in the thumb, it will knock him to the ground.”

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Michael Hower Photography

Michael Hower is a Central Pennsylvania photographer. He photographs history by portraying human objects and structures in modified environments now devoid of human activity. His artwork is part of a process that includes learning local history and lore, consultation of maps, and place-seeking...

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ONE DIARY AND TWO CARS BY MARY BETH O’CONNOR

She cautioned us about the large green containers at the supermarket, “Until you girls turn five, I can put you in that bin and send you back to the Used Kids Store. Some parents do it for no reason at all, but I will only return you if you keep disobeying me.”

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