Stories from
February, 2022

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Paul Jaberson thanks you for your patronage.

Brian and Doug still haven’t called. She checks her email again, as if that will fix the loneliness.

Ella Shively’s favorite word is bioluminescent.

Children are efficient. With two words they removed the single solace in his life: “Imaginary friend.”

Joseph Paul Bernstein writes in C++, Python, and English. Check out more of his work at

Archeologists were puzzled when analysis showed the strata of surgical masks in middens everywhere preceded, by decades, the great dying.

Ben Roth’s fiction appears in Flash, Blink-Ink, Sci Phi Journal, 101 Words, decomp journal and Bodega Magazine (forthcoming).