Fiction

Photo by Leeta Harding

Linda Boroff

Linda Boroff
Jack’s Head

Bonnie Chadwick was the type of girl about whom other girls said, “I don’t know what they see in her.” This meant simply that Bonnie was a mantrap—envied, admired, and hated like poison. 

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Lyndsey Ellis

Lyndsey Ellis
Bubblehead

I love how you just sit there and take it.”

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Sierra Lindsay

Sierra Lindsay
Babyland

Meg has dreams about babies. Being pregnant. Tiny fingernails running ribbons in her stomach. The weight, carrying down her thighs. One minute slim and young with a tennis racket in hand and the next full with human, one rip away from holding that mess of blood and her own insides, being responsible forever. Forever. 

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Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs
Montefalco

One of those moments when the evil magician opened his bag of tricks and dumped them out on your head. All the wrong things came together at the same time. They were working way the hell out in the country. July in Virginia, ninety before noon. 

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Garrett Zecker

Garrett Zecker
Ma Bell

A year ago I got grandma one of those drug dealer phones from CVS. It would cost me twenty bucks a month to buy a card to make phone calls – ten times cheaper than what the crooks at the nursing home charged for a room phone every month.