I didn’t kill a man in Reno just to watch him die. I killed an alien.

Watching it? Just a bonus.

@Mari_ness lives and writes in central Florida, under the unhelpful guidance of two adorable cats.

The corner of the yellowed wanted poster curled as if to say, “He isn’t really wanted, not anymore. If you see him, please don’t call.”

Paul Rondema lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter.

He needs to describe it. Can’t. In the story he tells, then, it’s his cousin who returned from the brink.

Stephen Delaney’s story “The Calm” was recently published in Blink-Ink. You can find him him @smallestwords.

The pen you left me ran dry. So instead I turned to the typewriter I bought myself.

Rina Olsen is a rising sophomore.

Saturday night. We put on our costumes, pick up our scripts, and have the argument.

Jon Bradmore loves tomatoes and black-capped chickadees.

They told me the thief wouldn’t notice if I stole that moldy stuffed animal from his vault of riches. But how he wept.

T. S. Burkhardh (@CarewornStoryt1) is a writer and artist residing in Michigan and working on too many projects.

Slots, vid-poker, peepshows—I thumbed dirty bills into every machine but the kitschy Zoltar. It didn’t take a crystal ball to see my future.

@DanielGalef lets it ride.

After saying my goodbyes, I cried in the waiting room. A stranger next to me whose son had died asked me to borrow a pen.

Nadia Campbell is a writer of short stories.

Please don’t pick up, please don’t pick up, he thought, waiting for his ex to answer the phone. She did and they talked for three hours.

@mindtoeye is a researcher, sculptor, code monkey, and writer. He works with robots and virtual humans but prefers his colleagues

This life is like a dream. When the rain falls on my windowpane I wonder who is trying to wake me up.

Sean Vartan lives and writes in Denver, Colorado, USA.