Stories from
February, 2018

The night after Dad’s funeral, I watched Mom stare at a bottle, saw my sister googling lingerie, and went out and buried my toys.

N. Muma Alain is a poet and fabulist from the British Southern Cameroons. He publishes horror/suspense twitter fiction @nmamuma.

I’m not sure why I’m still romanticizing something that has crushed my ability to be present in relationships.

Isis Orchard is a high school senior.

My son’s happy he gets the red one but balloon guy looks too sad. Like he used to have a home circus but this freelance life is killing him.

Merry Mercurial is a virtual rock groupie and blue-collar book nerd.

She put out her cigarette in his birthday cake so that he could be spared the trouble of broken dreams.

Helen Kirkby is a part-time artist and full-time writer living in LA. She is an avid believer in happy lives, not happy endings.