They still talk often. Never on what would have been their anniversary. But often.

R. Gatwood’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming, depending on your temporal location, in Metaphorosis.

Was my aimless youth the antithesis of my unborn son’s heartbeats, my wife breathing through contractions, the sun painting the sill golden?

Kenneth Tanemura has an MFA in Creative Writing from Purdue University. He lives in Daytona Beach, Florida. 

She wants to drag him to the doctor so the doctor will tell her what to expect. But she knows what to expect.

Alisa Golden is feeling a little on edge at

Feedback: excellent at building rapport; needs to work on cutting people off.

Kristen Liberty Zecca – medical student, wife, dog mom.

After using his second wish to undo his first, he decided never to use his third.

Joshua C. Frank works in statistics, lives in Texas, and is a poet at The Society of Classical Poets.

I watch my friends hang out without me for hours. I don’t think they can see me. I wish they would find my body already.

Cooper Warren is a senior in high school and wrote this short story as a project for English class.

Your silence was louder than the sirens.

Kayla Hazelton is living, laughing, loving.

I’ve always heard people say “there’s no love like a mother’s love.” Sometimes, it makes me wonder how much I am missing out on.

Morgan Foster is a teenage girl without a mother.

As we inch toward the end, the next several stories come from students! I love when teachers use Nanoism as a writing class exercise.

She only says bad things about dad but I know she misses him. I hear her crying after she tucks me in. He died before she could leave him.

Ethan Noll writes as often as possible because it makes him feel good.