Arts & Letters

May 2014
Donald Haines
It was December 2, 1948 and a Carroll County farmer led two visitors to the garden behind his house. He stopped when he got to a hollowed-out pumpkin. The farmer stooped down, reached inside the pumpkin and brought forth a small item wrapped in wax paper, handing it to one of the visitors.
May 2014
Brody Hooker
The sun rested behind the great green hills and left the sky as an open gaping wound, bleeding starlight unto the dimmed landscape. A cloak of fog enveloped a stone castle rising from the highlands. From his stone tower watched an old nobleman.
May 2014
Angela Condello
Maggie Stuart crouched in a corner of the closet in her bedroom. She was six years old, so none of the hanging garments were long enough to cover her, to hide her. She bent her knees and pulled them close to her chin, inhaling and exhaling slowly and quietly.
May 2014
Jim Meirose
The green summer apples litter the grass within the long U shaped driveway, all loose gravel, all dirt and stone.
May 2014
Dixon Hearne
Waves wash upon its muddy banks like the incessant beating of the Crescent City’s heart. Like eternal applause for the drama, with all its shadowy plots and subplots unfolding in the decadent world of the French Quarter.
May 2014
M. Emil Strong
No one can convince me you can win at KENO. Twenty-one? Maybe. Craps or Roulette might give an occasional tease, But KENO? Naa-a-ah.
May 2014
Ferguson Porter
The sound of the stones skipping along the water could only be heard by those who stood at the shore. Oliver Harmonie stood at the far end of the shore, skipping stones in the direction of his family’s private cabin – known simply to the members of the Harmonie family as The Cabin.
May 2014
Jim Meirose
A normal day on a seemingly quiet street reveals that life in suburbia is not all that it seems.
May 2014
David F Eisler
The story of an Army officer who is tasked with informing a soldier's wife that her husband has been killed in action.
May 2014
Rob Garver
When a stranger, passing through, told Han Li about the “World Wide Web,” he thought the man was talking about a plague of spiders.