The Valley by Alfred Searls

The Valley by Alfred Searls

The Valley By Alfred Searls ; Central Bosnia, February 1993      Armies had marched through the valley long before it had a name, long before the first hardy souls had dared to call it home. Within the lee of its steep walls the Goths and the Gepids had flowed...
Prayer Therapy by Marisa Whitney

Prayer Therapy by Marisa Whitney

Prayer Therapy By Marisa Whitney ; A light rain falls invisibly from a pure white sky. It does little to quench the warm November afternoon. Shannon is sitting on a picnic bench she has dragged close to the fire in her backyard. Her husband had asked her to burn the...
Orphan City by Bokerah Brumley

Orphan City by Bokerah Brumley

Orphan City By Bokerah Brumley ; Maybe the position isn’t as hard as the brochures imply.  I press my nose to the backseat glass as my hand drifts over the paper in my pants pocket.  Burn out rate could be a problem. The staff might be substandard. My thoughts...
Hiram the Horse Whisperer

Hiram the Horse Whisperer

Hiram the Horse Whisperer By David Churchill Barrow ; Hiram’s dad, Jesse, had no worries, despite the smirk on the carnival barker’s face.  This was a sure bet. Everyone knew these carnival ponies were trained to throw young boys on command, but the locals in the...