Fiction from Melissa Goode

Fiction from Melissa Goode

Photo by Tim Mossholder Pretenders The water rushes to our feet, creeping up our ankles, and disappears again. Gravity shifts, the ground flying away from beneath us. I lean on your arm. It is the first time I have touched you in ninety-six days and the blood surges below your skin. It does. What I […]

Fictions from Marvin Shackelford

Fictions from Marvin Shackelford

Photo by Ryan Wallace Nashville The city swallows the stars. It swallows swampland and pasture and sends the hills into hiding. Its breath rattles. Out of its mouth drives an armored convoy bearing missiles, sandbags, rations, maps, ransoms, the missives of every war we ever might fight. From my front door I see them march […]

Cross-Genre Watercolor from Robert James Russell

Cross-Genre Watercolor from Robert James Russell

Blue Heron . . Robert James Russell is the author of the novellas Mesilla (Dock Street Press) and Sea of Trees (Winter Goose Publishing), and the chapbook Don’t Ask Me to Spell It Out (WhiskeyPaper Press). He is a founding editor of the literary journals Midwestern Gothic and CHEAP POP. You can find him online […]