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 […]