Across from the second burning pile I saw something large and white through the smoke. I walked to the edge of the road and saw that it was a human rib cage. I didn’t see a head.
I remember a defining moment from my childhood. It helped to shape my relationship with my father and mother.
A story of a father navigating his daughter’s grief over her pet and his own grief over his marriage.
“The last thing Salim Khan saw in his brief life was a millisecond of a blinding flash of light and a loud bang as he detonated the four pounds of plastique in his backpack.” Fiction by Steve Jaeger.
For Jane Re, a half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life.
“These things can be explained: the weeping icons, the bleeding statues, the healing of disease, the aberrations of sun and sky and light, the apparitions of Jesus and Mary and Springsteen.” By Andrew Roe
“There was nothing left for us to do, and a lot of us simply fell apart.” By William Black
“Conditions that worked for my kid won’t be the same for yours, etc.” By Evan Lavender-Smith
“When a man asks you to break his nose you don’t have much choice in the matter.” By Jared Yates Sexton
“Elspeth Howell was a sinner.” By James Scott
“He was lucky, he knew: Julia didn’t mind his magazines or at least she didn’t complain.” By Steve Himmer
In this flash fiction from The Roadkill Collection, two brothers with an absent dad grow in distinct ways.
When it comes to quarreling, men and women can be entirely different landscape elements.
In this story from The Roadkill Collection, food can make or mar a marriage.
In the title story from The Roadkill Collection, a once–bullying lawyer seeks redemption in the road.
This excerpt from The Mighty Roman Baseball Blast shows what homers are all about.