• Brotherly Love by Sandra Seamans

    Jed Ralston sat at a corner table in Freddy’s Diner picking his teeth while he considered his next move. The meal the waitress served up was edible but what she offered for dessert sounded downright lip smacking. If you enjoyed her type. Jed’s tastes ran to higher quality restaurants and women. He had it from […]

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  • Tonight the Monkey Dies by Kieran Shea

    Five words. Two on either end. Will framed. No one will ever know. * -Hey, with that bed sheet wrapped around you, you kind of look like a Roman empress looking down on her people. … … -Yoo-hoo. Your majesty…. … -Hey. Are you OK? -We shouldn’t be here. … … -Well, I’ll admit…the Hyatt […]

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  • The Shotgun Waltz by Matthew McBride

    The day melted before them and turned the earth to thick unforgiving mud. Black night swallowed day as branches moved on the dead cottonwood out side the window, the curtains stained yellow with a film from a lifetime of heavy smoke and light cleaning. Daddy pushed his rocking chair back and forth with a slow […]

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  • The Body in the Window by Russell Dickerson

    The cool night air pushed tendrils of blood down her side, a tickle she’d never feel. She was lying over the windowsill, the broken glass still working its way into her flesh. She’d only been dead a few minutes, but the killer was long gone. He rabbited out of there the second he heard us […]

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  • The Treacherous Road – Part 2 by Anthony Schiavino

    Note: For those who may have missed it The Treacherous Road – Part One Carl shifted the black Dodge Challenger into third, grinding the pedal hard into the floor. She shook uncontrollably over the Nevada desert terrain. He felt her chassis tearing up good underneath. But he wasn’t slowing down. Not until that bitch was […]

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  • Herman Dog Digs by Anthony Neil Smith

    Herman Dog digs in the soft dirt at the back of the yard and uncovers a face. He knows that face and that smell. It’s his Master. His Master has his eyes open and there’s a hole in his face and his face is cold. Herman licks the face. Nothing Herman’s no fool. He knows […]

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  • Fucking Liars by Allan Fucking Guthrie

    The fuck fucked the fucking fucker. Not fuck as in fucked, but fucked as in fucked him up. See, the fucking fucker was fucking around with the fuck’s fuck, so the fucker was asking to get fucked. Not content with fucking the fucking fucker up, the fuck fucked with the other fucking fucker’s fuck too. […]

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  • Disney Noir by Peter Farris

    Somebody threw a bucket of water on Daffy, putting the fire out. Mickey leaned against a work bench and hustled a cigarette from a soft pack of Marlboros. Minnie lit it for him, then cooed, passing a hand over his crotch. “He say anything yet?” Mickey said. I shook my head. Daffy was breathing funny, […]

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  • Two-Phones by Dan O’Shea

    Smart-ass in front of Slim in the security queue at Midway couldn’t keep his mouth shut, guy dumping his shit in the plastic box, two fucking cell phones and a PDA coming off his belt like he was Batman or something, a fat money clip with a Franklin on the outside. “Take off your belt, […]

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