Crash and Burn

When I got up yesterday I felt great with absolutely no idea what the day had in store for me. If you had told me that I was going to be involved in an horrific car crash, I would have said that you were crazy. I’d...

Thirty Second Birthday

Two familiar friends order familiar drinks at a familiar café on a familiar street. Work, school, sex, money: the lay of the conversation. Then it shifts. “Isn’t your birthday tomorrow?” Blake sips his latte. “And yours is the day after.” “And?” “And it’s just a...

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Lost in the Blur, Part Four

Leah Frakes had risked it all… and failed. She gritted her teeth. Her whole body screamed at her. The motorcycle ride, the capture… She smoothed a hand over her jaw. The beating… She had to keep going. There was no other option. She had to come up with a new plan. If...

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Silence by Joshua Lieblein

Now that she was dead, the Niftalemi girl could finally rest. When she’d hit the ground after falling four stories, the glass of her helmet had shattered and shards had cut deep into the scaly flesh of her face, making new scars to go along with the old ones. A chunk...

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Travel Musings By P.J. Walsh

Why do we travel? My great-great-grandparents traveled to America from Ireland because of the potato famine. That was a pretty good reason; no point in hanging around the old bog when there’s nothing left to do but starve to death. My favorite travel writer (though he...

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Lost in the Blur, Part 3 By Bokerah Brumley

They were going to roll into hell like they owned the place. That was the scope of their plan. Seated on a stolen motorcycle, they were going to force the warlord, Eglon the Fat, to give six-year-old Benjamin back. The two of them against unknown thousands. Those were...

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Habibi By Rebecca Kiswani

Melissa’s age never stops her from getting what she wants. She started smoking when  she was eleven. A year later she went to parties with her brother, confiscated keys from drunk people and drove them home in exchange for ten dollars. Now, being seventeen isn’t going...

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