“You won’t become like God. You’ll become more human,” said the honest serpent.

“That sounds alright, doesn’t it?” said Eve.

Justin Lau (@jusco15) is a vagabond at peace. He blogs at justinlau15.wordpress.com and runs Transect Magazine (@TransectMag).


She says the same thing about men and cigs: Everything that looks cool will kill you later. Same goes for shoes, cars, and stonewalling Mom.

@a_a_hutson likes to sing. Likes to dance. Owns a pair of shiny pants. Find her on the Web at www.aahutson.com.

Things looked different in his old town—the buildings smaller, the trees taller, the thistles flowering in the ravine they buried Father.

Monica Wang grew up in both Burnaby, Canada, and Taichung, Taiwan, so don’t bother looking for the body.

I waited for you. They said I was a fool, but I didn’t want money. It wasn’t even for love. Every life has a purpose, and that was mine.

Derek Dexheimer (@dex3703) gives his report at dex3703.wordpress.com. He is working on a novel.

I heard your voice in a jet engine’s roar, so I pulled out my phone to call you. But you were mid shift, so I texted instead: thinking of u.

M. Brigman is on Kindle.

She never read the entire story. She just skipped to the good part, the life summarized by publication credits and master’s degrees.

Sarah Vernetti is currently preparing to have her afternoon cup of coffee.

For now most of our lights still work. We’ll see.

Michael Mungiello is from New Jersey.

He’d remember that she was still wearing the macaroni necklace the twins gave her at brunch.

The doctors would stop pumping her chest soon.

Julia Walton’s first novel is being published by Random House Spring 2017. *cue happy music*

I watched as my new makeup bag fell from the second story bathroom window of his apartment complex. When my mascara hit the ground, it ran.

Kayla Pongrac is an avid writer, reader, tea drinker, and vinyl record spinner.

She continued to count, loudly and slowly, long after the children were hidden, basking in the silence between the numbers.

Michael Jagunic is an extra on the set of Cleveland, Ohio.