Issue 8.1- Fall 2015

Fiction: You Did by Lydia Going Down? by Riley Quinn The Third Law by Beatrice Thirteen Axes Minus One by Lexxa Disjointed Reaction To A Scream by Brandie Hyde Ultimate Ultimatum by Brandon Henry Candelabra by Megan Finsel Lies by Megan Finsel Stains by Megan Finsel The Ghost In the Bedroom by Megan Finsel Today…

Earth Rewrites

by Dr. Woody McCree You have been bombarded, my friend, Like the moon and mars, which bear the scars Of asteroids pounding 4 billion years past. But you, unlike these wounded giants, bear few such visible scars. You are alive, ever in motion, always healing, Ever reinventing yourself. You are always under revision.

The Ultimate Ultimatum

By Brandon Henry On an ordinary day, Bickford would have been already deep into the bowels of the Clearwell mine. He has now worked in that bloody mine for over fifteen years. Like most families in England, times were tough. Bick only makes five quids a day, barely making ends meet. The Great War has…

Stains

By Megan Finsel “It won’t come out,” she said, and I could hear panic in her voice. “Just scrub harder.” From the sound of the splashing liquid hitting the tile, I could imagine she was slapping it against the side of the tub. “What do I do if it’s permanent?” I rolled my eyes. “You…

Cat and Mouse

by Wesley Strall I have these thoughts. Magnificent words. A symphony in my head. Endorphins release. Pleasure takes root. Then they are gone. I can’t remember them. As hard as I try. They stay hidden in my mind. Only to return when I unlock another. Shortly after, they leave me again. An eternal game of…

Oh Jupiter.

by Brandon Henry Gargantuan gassy globe, Like a Cyclopes, Ever staring into the Deep vast expanse of the universe. With a large red eye, Containing Violent anticyclonic storms, Churning the atmosphere Like butter for at least 400 years. I get a glimpse of you and your Four largest children, Lo, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, Appearing…