Category: Finalist for Editors’ Prize

“A Late Appointment”

Everyone who comes in here changes the molecules just a little.  They bring their energies, their problems, their jealousies and their...

“Blanched”

As an infant, Penelope spent a few nights in Saxon County hospital.  Her mother, Janice, feared mold like the plague, filling the country...

“Mother-In-Law Collection”

I’m no Mata Hari but I’m good at what it takes to get a mother-in-law. Not good at the marriages or the swindle of supper and spouses,...

“Frayed”

We couldn’t look. We saw, but we couldn’t look. We saw: the yellow police tape around the bridge, the frayed swinging rope, the...

“A Late Appointment”

Everyone who comes in here changes the molecules just a little. They bring their energies, their problems, their jealousies and their tears...

“Sadie Says We Have To Leave”

Sadie says we have to leave, take off, get the fuck out, to somewhere, anywhere, the beach maybe. “We just have to leave,” she says to...

“Bear”

After his girls went to bed, Tyler stayed up late, flipping through magazines and finishing his six pack. Early August in the UP and the...

“Nothing but Rust”

He tells her she doesn’t need to come all the way out there. Though all the way out there is no further than the clothesline where once...