Stories from
February, 2012

Votive candles, plush rabbits and old photos lined the porch steps, outside the police tape. Cars drove slowly by. The mailman didn’t stop.

Joseph S. Pete (@j5p1) has been published in Dogzplot, Yankee Pot Roast, and elsewhere.

Nipples are a sin to look at unless you’re the husband, he said, or unless it’s by accident and only for a couple of seconds, 6 at the most.

James McManus’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Believer, and Paris Review.

The philosopher’s stone brought perfect order to chaos. The alchemist had but a moment of joy before the stone stilled his every atom.

Sean Vivier is a writer and a teacher.