Category: Fiction

TROUBLE COME EASY HETAL THAKER

The car rocked back and forth in that way old cars did, shivering their way from point A to point B. It looked old and worn, and from where she lay across the back seat, she could just see an old apple core rolling back and forth on the stained floor below her.

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HABIT BY STEVE PRUSKY

We came upon each other once. As we drew closer, he scowled, and ducked his head toward the ground. “Hurry up,” he said to the lawn passing by

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CAROUSEL BY KIM DELAURO

He is too young to be out here on the corner of Highway 3 and El Dorado. He can’t be more than fifteen or sixteen, standing on the median holding a white poster board sign with a smiley face drawn in yellow and black poster paint.

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DREAM CATCHER BY J. S. KIERLAND

Willy stared out at the road ahead while Mayo drove and Winona snored fitfully in the back seat behind him. The two-lane stretched endlessly eastward, and spun away behind them like a long-assed piece of flying concrete, while Willy’s red Ford hummed across the great American Desert, rose up through Arizona Canyons and into what used to be Apache Territory, “Want me to drive awhile?” he asked.

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DEATH DREAMS BY NORMAN KLEIN

Together, without saying a word, we scramble half-way down the hill, and take a path to our left that takes us straight to the wires. We can see the highway a couple hundred yards from us, but there’s no sign of Kreb, Pru, or the car.

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EYE TO EYE BY DAVID H. WEINBERGER

Dean felt he had failed to make a connection with Mehdi. Mehdi was still just a man with a mattress and Dean was weary with the thought that he could not cross the divide that defined the two of them.

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