Hopscotch

Leona Lee and Yun Yoo drew a hopscotch course on their sidewalk. Leona offered, “Why not double it?” Yun countered, “Triple!” They drew around their block and, as they were pointed that way, they continued north, through Canada,… Read More

Hansel & Me

Jenny Bitner’s fanciful, feverish “Hansel & Me” finds two step-siblings wandering through a forest known to be the home of a cannibalistic witch. Hungry, cold, abandoned by their sybarite parents, the pair fantasize about food, sex and serial killers — until all their fantasies come to life within a fabulous house made of candy.

Spoons

By Michael Plemmons “Spoons” is an odd and poignant little yarn about an affectionate old dog that’s been in the family since the Civil War. Writing in a naturalistic, conversational style, author Michael Plemmons follows this preposterous canine on a cross-country voyage… Read More

Alarmed

By Matt Tuckey “I have never been in a natural place and felt that it was a waste of time. I never have. And it’s a relief. If I’m walking around a desert or whatever, every second is… Read More

Color Bind

There is only one way of seeing them, and that is, seeing the whole of them. –John Ruskin Life forms from V12 in the NGC4203 galaxy 10.4 million light years from Earth had inhabited Providence, R.I., for five… Read More

Tintamarre-ruckus-bedlam-pother-and-brawl, Behave!

It all started when Eugenia looked out the window one Saturday morning and saw children peddle by on their bikes. “Sometimes,” she said to Ruth, her partner of four decades, “I wish that we’d had a child all… Read More