Retreat by Jack Coey

Retreat by Jack Coey

She ran away from home, and Pastor Bruce was dismayed after talking with her mother. Her mother said she’d been sullen for the last month or so, and even the school nurse called once.
Nobody Shall Sleep By T. Dem

Nobody Shall Sleep By T. Dem

I’m lying down on the bed. Naked. Carefree. One hand thrown carelessly behind my head propping me up. The other playing with my belly button or any small indent on my skin within a comfortable radius.
Thief by Kristy Gherlone

Thief by Kristy Gherlone

I watch them together, though I’m supposed to be in my room. They’re sitting too close. Cigarette smoke trails in front of my eyes as I sit huddled in the corner.
A Quick Twist by Patrick Hanford

A Quick Twist by Patrick Hanford

Patrick Hanford is a short story author and has been published in Heater Magazine and Elite Critiques Magazine. He is a member of Caprock Writer's Association and has published on their website.
Them By Meg Pokrass

Them By Meg Pokrass

You would hate it if you knew how many times I apply lipstick now that you're gone. I'm putting it on, like, every five minutes to get through the next fifteen, though I know they use fish scales to make it