Stories from
April, 2014

The birds stopped in the sky & I saw the men who move between moments. They sang & prepared the lake where my kid sister was about to drown.

@saladinahmed is the author of the Hugo & Nebula-nominated fantasy novel Throne of the Crescent Moon. He lives near Detroit.

It wasn’t the ruby slippers I wanted. It was Kansas and Auntie Em and true friends for the road, but most of it all it was the little dog.

Jennifer Howard (@JenHoward) lives and writes in Washington, D.C.

No one is watching how I weep into the earth, thought Abel as his brother’s cudgel fell again, that now there is neither one God nor many.

Stephen Orloske moaned upon an apple tree yesterday, because he’d nicked his finger with pruners.

This story was the winner of our 5-year Anniversary contest.

Their cool fingertips meet, then the cold metal rings are on. The bride and groom share a chaste kiss, each thinking of the other’s brother.

Monica Wang Internets in Vancouver, Canada.