The Last Cup by Michael South

Gray trays upon gray trays are stacked one on another, each imprisoning a six by six brigade of brown plastic cups waiting to be…

Venting by HughStan J. Schl

The therapist sits and studies her next three patients. They each wear some kind of costume. One is a man, one a boy, and…

The Setting Sun by Nathaniel McKowen

My dad’s van was gunmetal grey. We had dubbed it the “Dutch Oven” because it had no AC, and the windows didn’t roll down.…

Mutant Monkey Love by Nathaniel McKowen

I wonder if monkeys get nervous when they first meet other monkeys. To a certain degree, I imagine - a primal response, nothing near…

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I love the Three Musketeers. Not those of whom Dumas wrote, the other ones, wrapped in shiny foil. Last I tasted one was about twenty-two years ago in a wretched contract facility near Bakersfield where a vendor stocking the machine…

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I’m standing in the city bus, holding onto an overhead bar to keep my balance (too tall, really, for the straps), my stop just half a block away. The bus is idling at a red light, and I glance through…

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