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‘Little Feasts’ by Jules Archer Reviewed by Al Kratz

Jules ArcherPaperback | 82 Pages 978-1-7345158-0-0 | First Edition | $16.99Thirty West Publishing House| BUY HERE Don’t let the title fool you. Little Feasts is a huge serving of robust storytelling. In these nineteen short-stories, averaging about four pages each, Archer works fast and forceful, with premises that are funny and new, shocking but never… Read More ‘Little Feasts’ by Jules Archer Reviewed by Al Kratz

Upfurler by A.E. Weisgerber

Nobody understood this could be a thing, until they saw jumpers at a certain height, five hundred eleven feet, tumble upward. Unlike fallers, upfurlers didn’t make spectators jerk their shoulders in revulsion or crunch up faces to stave off crying. Seeing upfurlers made the emergency responders slack-jawed the way a miracle can. Like if you woke… Read More Upfurler by A.E. Weisgerber

Alpha by Francine Witte

This story was first published in Midway as Third Place in their contest and was named a finalist at Best Small Fictions 2018. After watching the nature channel, you decide to go live with the bears.  You like their simple simplicity.  Mouthsalmon, tree paw, and backscratch.  You won’t miss the human things, the traffic, the… Read More Alpha by Francine Witte

The Grill by Lucien Désar

I was barreling down the 101 at four o’clock in the morning when I got off the exit for Santa Monica boulevard. I waited at the light at the off-ramp and veered left towards West Hollywood. One advantage of working a ridiculous shift was that I didn’t have to deal with traffic, the trade-off; all… Read More The Grill by Lucien Désar

Blue Echo by Leonora Desar

This story was first published December 1, 2014 at the Citron Review. My father had see-through skin. My mother and four older brothers looked through him because of this, as if he were made of air. When I told my father he was see-through he said I should keep it just between us, that my… Read More Blue Echo by Leonora Desar

Clear Lake Miracle by Al Kratz

This story was originally published by Red Savina Review in 2013. Fish was making his way through the cold murky waters of Clear Lake when he saw an innocent minnow easier to take than forbidden fruit.  When the hook set into his cheek, things meant to be began flowing. It would be easy to think nothing special… Read More Clear Lake Miracle by Al Kratz

Little Wake by April Bradley

This story was originally published by Cheap Pop on April 27, 2017. I stumble outdoors barefoot. I’ve had much too much to drink and reach for the brick wall of the house to ground me as I tiptoe onto the cool grass. My brother-in-law stands under my father’s carport and the smell of grilled lobster… Read More Little Wake by April Bradley

Simon Hangs A Fingerpainting While Happenstance Glows Like Earthshine by Pat Foran

This story was first published in Whiskey Paper on September 15, 2017. Happenstance sits up straight, paw over paw, on a hammock that hangs between two lemon trees. A white and tan-patched Jack Russell with a thistle nose, Happenstance is an expressionist in space, panting, gently, and swaying, gently, in the Atlantic sea breeze. She’s… Read More Simon Hangs A Fingerpainting While Happenstance Glows Like Earthshine by Pat Foran