How to Get Lost

Jenna Geisinger

The first step is to fall in love with the only boy that ever remembered your name. His charmed smile and kind eyes wage a coup against reason and you don’t even notice.

The Bad Outside

Emily Famularo

On the day the others left, we’d all been watching from inside the gates.

It Is Not About the Stuff

Estelle Wynn

“Mommy, wanna play Kings and Queens?” It’s my older son asking in his five-year-old speak if I want to play his version of chess. Which I don’t.

Chapter Thirteen: Cities of Light and Brotherly Love (by Mary Anna Evans)

Mary Anna Evans

Life goes easier without love.  The poets would damn this for a lie, but it is true. I should retreat into hiding. I’m good at it, and I’m safer when no one really knows me. But I want to be here. I want to be with her. Perhaps I can blame my indecision on Paris […]

Chapter Twelve: August (by Don Lafferty)

Don Lafferty

“Ben, Ben, over here!” The media formed a semicircle around the makeshift podium outside the courtroom. “Ben, what’s your next move?” “Ben, what about you and Special Agent Simon?” “Ben, how does it feel to be a free man again?” asked Action News’ Dan Cuellar. The August humidity was stifling and he loosened his tie. […]

Chapter Eleven: Assaulted (by Diane Ayres)

Diane Ayres

CNN pulled out all the stops with their virtual set technology graphics by recreating a life-sized illusion of their own homicide investigation bulletin board for the “Chees

Chapter Ten: Cock and Bull (by Shaun Haurin)

Shaun Haurin

Arturo jumped up, toppling his freshly poured espresso in the process, as something splattered against the plate-glass window behind him. He turned just in time to catch a trio of hooded figures darting up the glorified alley to his left, a street with no name, a street he privately thought of as Limbo Road. It […]