The Worm of the Heart

Ilene Raymond Rush

On a Saturday morning in late September, while waiting for her estranged husband Del to arrive

Waiting Room Fairies

Kimberly Emilia

Daddy used to say it before he moved away to live with Vanessa.

The Bike Shop

Ed Granger

The plows have done their work and then some
as I coast the washboard lane to a bike shop
where the sign on the main road says I can also
purchase peach preserves and tractor parts.