Ron Kolm

We were totally unprepared for the winter of 1968; it was bleak and cold, and it seemed to last forever. My wife and I were from the North -- Reading, Pennsylvania -- and we had joined a government program to help organize ...

John Farris

“What you gonna be when you blow up? I bet you gonna be a balloon…kee kee kee!” That was Willie T’s salutation these days -- delivered with an eye-rolling guffaw registering satisfaction with his cho...

Robert C. Hardin

Merthiolate After failing to kill myself for the eighteenth time, I decided to be more positive. Why focus on failure? I thought. Why not appreciate the character added by damage to my once-perfect body? But despite the p...

Christian X. Hunter

Excerpts from A Fistful Of Rupees There is a train to Dharmavaram at 5:00 for fifty-seven rupees. That allows about fourteen minutes buy a platform ticket, retrieve my pack from left luggage, buy some food and find the trai...

B. Kold

Aliens do exist, but humans should try to avoid any contact with them - Stephen Hawking You’re fired. - Donald Trump New York City: The Near Future Vion Sandor was cold. Everybody else on line was cold too, but th...

Drew Hubner

#1-The Vet I sell nickel bags Pretty good weed sure Comes in bricks from Mexico Ive seen the whole operation The trucks The safe house up on Walton Ave We went down to Manhattan to the city to party and goof around b...

Tim Beckett

An excerpt from the novel "Uranium City Return" At the end of the road, an airstrip appears, as unexpected as a landing pad for aliens. Instinctively, I look for the Eldorado Mine and the company town of Eldorado that str...

bart plantenga

Beer Mystic Excerpt #12 - Jack Magazine David Sandlin Furman Pivo believes he [plus beer] may be the cause of a rash of streetlight outages. This sense of empowerment transforms him into the Beer Mystic. He...