She said she would teach him to change a diaper after recovering. But now he’ll have to figure it out alone, along with everything else.

M.G. Juelle is a Creative Writing student at Florida International University that likes to keep it short and sweet.

Democracy creates fools, who make other fools rule them. Ultimately it fails… we assume. Please, overlord, support more excavations.

Evert Asberg (@EvertAsberg) lives and works in Europe.

“As I grow older,” he told the young man, “I forget things. Like why I ever got married.”

“Me,” the young man reminded him.

David Galef is just another form of the author.

She was so busy berating the waitress for the wrong order she never saw her boyfriend get down on one knee, then slink back into his seat.

Greg Hill searches for meaning and syllepses.

His taste in clothes had changed: cashmere turtleneck, skinny jeans. By the time he ordered wine, she knew he’d never be hers again.

Jonathan Huston commutes between Los Angeles, Liechtenstein, and jonathanhuston.com.

He only wears the wedding ring around his mistress. He got it at a pawn shop by his apartment and liked the sound of the name on the inside.

Daniel Galef has a website.

The tour guide pointed at landmarks but my eyes were on the dancing woman in the window. She swayed in place with a smile I hope I remember.

Zane Castillo is a short distance runner.

She drove along the thickly settled road, wishing she had less time
free time to think and could spend more time mindlessly running
errands.

Helen Colby enjoys the satisfaction of completing four errands in the
time it usually takes to do three.

I can’t tell if the reflection in the tears in your eyes is the
moon or my phone as I text my new lover and tell you to go on,
without me.

S. Kay (@blueberrio) is the author of
Reliant (tNYPress, 2015)
and
Joy (@MaudlinHouse, 2016).

The groom and the mother of the bride skillfully danced to a waltz. Had they practiced?

Sarah Vernetti lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.