Justice/Injustice

The Rise and Fall of Prince Charming

Mark Axelrod-Sokolov

Not too long ago, but sometime after the break up, Malarkey happened to be in Paris for a writer’s conference. He generally avoided writers’ conferences because they tended to be a bit too pretentious for Malarkey, what with everyone there thinking he or she was a better writer than everyone else who was there there thinking he or she was a better writer than everyone else who was there thinking he or she was a better writer than everyone else who was there cacoethes scribendi. That said, Malarkey went […]

The Rise and Fall of Prince Charming2020-06-02T19:50:45+00:00

Scotch

J. David Liss

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The train was about to pull out of Union Station, the conductor talking and talking over the loudspeaker system so that nobody could make a phone call. I’d gotten on board early and found my favorite seat — the aisle seat at the front of the car facing back. I liked being able to see the faces of the people riding with me, even if it meant looking back where we came from. 

The front of the train always has a four-seater, two facing forward, two facing back. […]

Scotch2020-06-02T19:33:54+00:00

Psychosomatic

Sarah Jane Weill

It was in her head. Mostly along the length of her jaw, radiating upwards and outwards and backwards so that it often gripped the whole globe of her skull. A gnawing pain. A sensation unlike anything she’d experienced before. Alive and furious at all hours. 

Phoebe didn’t remember when the pain started, only when it became something she couldn’t ignore. A Tuesday, last month, the drizzle outside threatening to swell into drops. Normally, Phoebe liked this kind of day, easily aligned with an afternoon sheltered in the university library. She had […]

Psychosomatic2020-06-02T19:33:18+00:00

Free Counseling

Scott Reel

“No one takes mental health seriously—or seriously takes people without mental health. I guess the result is the same. It’s easier nowadays to gain a handicap spot for being colorblind than it is an extension on a class paper for depression and anxiety. But that’s not why I’m here, although I wish it were that simple. And to answer your next two questions, yes, I’ve thought about hurting myself, and, yes, I’ve thought about hurting others, but only philosophically in the first case and romantically in the second. 

“By philosophically, I mean […]

Free Counseling2020-06-02T21:49:33+00:00

Fish, Frogs, and Alluvial Fans – The Princess at the Bottom of the World

Dan Linehan

Excerpt from “Fish, Frogs, and Alluvial Fans” (chapter 3) in The Journey to the Bottom of the World (episode 1) of the multimedia serial novel The Princess of the Bottom of the World

Scroll to the end to enjoy the digital component of the multi-media project The Princess at The Bottom of The World 

A song wasn’t what got me aboard the first airplane, mile zero, the start of a meandering journey to Antarctica, but a different kind of transmission that I ended up hearing from a […]

Fish, Frogs, and Alluvial Fans – The Princess at the Bottom of the World2020-06-02T22:26:46+00:00

Balad, IR (1)

Inspired by LeVana Lynn Johnson

stationed in Iraq i was headed for the bathroom it was dark out and my brothers in arms were sleeping but i couldn’t
sleep because i needed to pee i’d only been there for two months while most of the others for at least a year
everyone else had caught on the the subtle details of planning a body schedule in war
the cliques were already set i heard the rumors about me from people i didn’t even know but everybody gossips
because there’s only that and the geedunk to live […]

Balad, IR (1)2020-06-03T19:55:29+00:00