Swan Children: May Issue

Gentle reader, I wrote you a story. *** It is two o’clock in the afternoon. The mailman revs his engine and moves on to the next house. The neighbor’s dog finally stops barking and the sunlight leaves shadows under the trees in the front yard. A woman sits on the thick pine boards of her kitchen table. … Continue reading Swan Children: May Issue

“On the Edge of Miller’s Pond” by Rachel Leon

It's day 7 of short story week, and I think you're in for a treat. I had to coax this out of Rachel, but I'm so glad she agreed to let me share it with you.   Rachel Leon is fond of feminism, fairy tales, cheese fries, and drinking alone. Follow her @other_echoes. On the … Continue reading “On the Edge of Miller’s Pond” by Rachel Leon

“Nothing to Lose” by Ashley Carpenter

While I was classmates with Ashley in college and enjoyed her feminist sass in class discussions, we never got to know each other very well. I always looked forward to her submissions to the school's literary magazine I worked on -- her pieces were well-written and punchy. I knew she kept writing after graduation, so … Continue reading “Nothing to Lose” by Ashley Carpenter

Short Stories: an announcement and a giveaway

I love reading. When I was in third grade, my mom had me make a list of all the books I'd read in the last year. Once we got through the library loan records and my Sonlight reading list, I discovered that I'd read between two and three hundred books that year. When I was … Continue reading Short Stories: an announcement and a giveaway