Fast and Steep by Mitchell Toews

Hart builds a toboggan run for his son’s first ride; by Mitchell Toews.

Hart's breath hangs in the air around his head and the sunshine makes splinters of floating ice into glinting flashes, gone in an instant. His long woollen scarf, creased canvas parka and red toque are all hoary with frost. Heavy leather work mitts, wet and steaming, cover his hands.

After first laying out a winding trai…

Seashells by Adam Dorsheimer

Adam Dorsheimer's character falls in love at first sight with a woman sitting on the boardwalk, but there is more than one obstacle between them.

On days like this, when the sun is lazily tucked away behind a sheet of dull, unmoving clouds and the voice of the sea is little more than a hushed whisper, I can't help but reminisce. I used to hate this kind of weather. I didn't think about…

Classical Studies 100 by Mark Williams

Patrick's lack of ambition means he ends up as a furniture salesman, with a pig, being played like a pawn by the women in his life; by Mark Williams.

All the gods, all the Heavens, all the Hells are within you.
- from The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

I was napping in my Lazy World with Helen, my fingers laced across her bristles, when I heard the sound of crickets down the hall. "Text,&…

Tucson, 1966 by Paul Justison

School rebel Mark Stenrud is threatened with suspension and sent home, so he joins some friends on a road trip across the Mexican border that will change his life, in Paul Justison's coming-of-age tale. 

My inner clock had beaten the alarm by almost four minutes. Not sure why I even set the thing. Safety maybe. Dressed and opened the door of my sanctuary. Quiet in the rest of the trailer, and …

All-Staff Meeting on Wednesday by Douglas J. Ogurek

Douglas J. Ogurek tells the story of Leslie Childs, intern at a strictly pretentious design agency, trying to fit in with her eccentric colleagues. 

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." - Mark 10:14

Celie Greenwood
Grade 1A - Reading
Ms. Blaise
The cat had a lot of orange. A lady was sad. it was snowing. Ms. Blaise y…

Meeting Brontë by Andy Martin

Andy Martin tells the story of a university student who becomes captivated by the absent poet whose room he is inhabiting.

"Morning, I'm calling about the room you've got advertised."

"Sorry, it's already taken."

"Okay, thank you." I drew a line through the phone number on my piece of paper. Another one gone. Surely, I wouldn't end up homeless on m…
Monday, March 8, 2021

Fighting It by Tony Artuso

Harry tries to sneak out for a haircut while his wife Glo is out, but she has other ideas - little does she realise how long Harry can hold a grudge; by Tony Artuso.

Prologue: 1988

That Saturday morning as I headed out our backdoor to go to the garage, I didn't anticipate encountering my wife.

"Uh, hi, Glo," I sputtered. "I, uh, thought you were with Daniela over at the Miller&#…

South Granby Way by A. Elizabeth Herting

Lonely widow Gladys spots a young boy across the street, left home alone for Christmas, and wonders what to do about it; by A. Elizabeth Herting.

On the third day, Gladys began to get worried.

The boy looked just like any average kid that plagued the neighborhood. She and Earl had lived here for over thirty-five years. Long enough to be on their third or fourth set of recycled youngish, yuppie-ty…

Improving The Odds by Patrick Ritter

Inveterate gambler Rake Mosely owes money he hasn't got to California's Ukrainian mafia, and hopes he can do a job for them instead; by Patrick Ritter.

Rake Mosely picked up his pace. It was bad enough to be called in like this. But if he was late, no telling what the maniac Lisko would do. Hell, it was almost midnight, something was up. How did he ever let it get this far? Stupid question…