Pandora Black by Rachel Rose Teferet
When she turned on the TV, apparitions flew out of the flickering florescent screen. Screeching and mewing, they made nests in her long black hair.
Rachel Rose Teferet enjoys designing websites, creative writing, and goat herding. Her website: lettersandfeathers.wordpress.com
Blue Glow #7 by Eric Suhem
He never felt more purposeful, being used as a polo mallet in the game of the gods, whacking a blue ball over the horizon glow.
Eric Suhem dwells in office cubicles and ocean waves. He can be found in the orange hallway (www.orangehallway.com).
My Poisoned Heart by Samantha Memi
He took my loving heart and cooked it in a red wine sauce for his supper. Then we went to bed. Him satiated, me heartless.
Samantha Memi is the author of Kate Moss and Other Heroines (Black Scat Books). Her writing can be found at http://samanthamemi.weebly.com/
Rebellion by Marian Brooks
Herby, the bottle-nosed catfish, lost his taste for shit. Boldly, he swam to the top of the tank, nipping the Angel Fish on the way.
Marian Brooks, having recently retired has begun to write short fiction. She graduated from the U of P (Eng. Lit) and Villanova University (Counseling). She has been a psychotherapist for many years. Marian lives in Pennsylvania with her husband.
It’s Raining Men by Bruce Harris
“I’m telling you, that’s why there are manhole covers.” The therapist listened, took notes. “I’ll tell you what,” she said, “let’s schedule a regular appointment.”
Bruce Harris enjoys relaxing with a Marxman
Freefall by Ruth Newell
At 60, Brenda was content with her life. Until Sven, the young blond ex Swedish Marine sky dive instructor strapped her ass to his pelvis.
Ruth Newell is a freelance writer with a serious slant towards dharma travel. She spent the last 25 years writing a variety of technical documents, marketing material, and website content for Native American tribes, government entities, and corporations. Much of her professional writing pertains to sustainable development (specializing in zero waste technologies), comprehensive and environmental planning, fundraising/financing, and community and business development. She also taught creative writing in a private school for 16 years and is working on a collection of randy love poems as well as a book of short stories. (2shoestravel.blogspot.com)
Long Stem Roses by Jayne Thickett
“We’ll meet again, Love.”
They lay on the fresh earth covering his broken body. Cellophane sunlight stung my eyes. Did you tell her about me?
Jayne Thickett lives in the UK and writes every day. Or so she tells anyone who will listen.
At Target we scan for cruelty free nail polish. She selects a tiny red bottle and says, “This one doesn’t say anything about animals.”
Jack Hill lives in Northern California, works in litter abatement, and edits Crossed Out Magazine (www.crossedoutmagazine.org).