Festive streamers and balloons decorated the kitchen.
“Mommy, can I?!”
Janet handed Katie five bright pink candles to place on the cake. She lit them, as her daughter beamed excitedly.
Friends gathered round. Closing her eyes… making a wish… Janet extinguished the candles, tearfully smiling.
Five years breast cancer free.
Lisa Chambers is a Texas girl who believes 50-word stories can speak volumes.
Some nights, you wonder if he took you to treatment with him.
Some nights, you wonder if he thinks of you. If so, he could pull out pieces he took from you and remember. Maybe he could fashion them into a hand.
That way, he’d never have to let go.
Daniel Garcia is currently a student pursuing a degree in Creative Writing. His work has been featured on or at Write About Now Poetry, Capturing the Corners, the University of North Texas, Mountain View College, Grayson College, and is forthcoming in SUGAR Magazine. Some of his favorite things to do are going to church—and by church he means poetry slams—giving as many hugs as possible, living by the words “You are all that you have,” and falling off the edge of the Earth.
I fix my gaze on the pew, suffocating. I hear the eulogies:
“A man of impeccable character.”
“A good man.”
The judge addresses the man directly.
“I accept your guilty plea and sentence you to prison.”
After 30 years, I raise my head and breathe. I am safe.
Dani Bostick works as a speaker and psychotherapist and lives as a survivor.
From beyond genesis, a silver capsule cuts through hyperspace, cheating time, closing in.
Technicians, entrepreneurs, and a huddle of wealthy stellar tourists are all spaced out with excitement.
Eighteen nervous extra-terrestrials zip up their endurance suits as the beautiful blue orb looms closer.
Survivor: Planet Earth is about to commence.
Tony Williams writes short stories, poems and song lyrics. He lives in Canberra, Australia with his artist wife, Arlene. Tony writes across the genres but has not yet settled down to any particular species. He would (of course) love to write a novel, but the step up from a few thousand words to a hundred thousand only looks feasible after a shiraz or three. Tony’s short stories have appeared in several small press print and online publications.