Hiram the Horse Whisperer

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 crowd...

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 run in circles. It's been twenty minutes...

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Chamber of Winds by Donald Crankshaw

In the Chamber of Winds, the secret center of the known world, Raxtus paid too much for an ugly gold statue. He'd had to call in every debt and every favor, and accrue a few of his own, to raise the funds. The black market price of the idol had been outrageous, not to...

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Hiram the Horse Whisperer

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 crowd also knew eleven-year old Hiram and his peculiar way...

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Anomaly, Part Two

To read Part One of "Anomaly" first, click here.  SIXThe Future It felt like I’d frozen. Then like I was on fire. Then what I imagined it felt like to be a square peg being shoved violently through a round hole. Then I was there. I was on top of the Washington...

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Life in Lebanon

The sky appeared grey before it turned black. Walls of white foam trailed me with an amplified angry roar. I swam faster until my arms felt like sandbags. On the verge of drowning, Rawyia’s voice echoed as if reverberating from the depths of a sinkhole.  “Wake up,...

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Introducing a New Bingeworthy Superhero Series

Over the past decade, superheroes have supersaturated the entertainment industry. We’ve seen numerous films and television shows, and there’s no sign of the genre’s popularity dying anytime soon. With The Flying Woman, author Daniel Sherrier takes a relatively...

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A Visit to Storm King Art Center

…before the mind intoxicateWith present objects and the busy danceOf things that pass away, a temperate showOf objects that endure.—Wordsworth I guess it started with Instagram. Not a very high-minded medium, but there it is. Post after post of people walking through...

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Fate Knocked at My Door

That evening while the sun prepared to set, we followed the daily mealtime routine. Around the dining table, we settled into the seats our father had assigned. With Rawyia to my right, I sat as rigid and brittle as an old piece of wood. Hala, our fourteen-year-old...

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