Fiction

“The Gazers” by Neil Serven

Rollie was convinced that what Michael Stipe was really singing was come into the Winnebago and that "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" was about child abuse (the evidence in the lyrics: candy bar, falling star, The Cat in the Hat), but nobody on the boards was having any of it. The other newsgroup members pointed him… Continue reading “The Gazers” by Neil Serven

Nonfiction

“Time Space: Places They’ve Never Met” by Janet Dale

“Is it e’en so?—Then I deny you, stars!” —Romeo and Juliet (5.1.25) According to The Astrology Book: The Encyclopedia of Heavenly Influences by James R. Lewis, a birth chart (or astrological chart) calculates the position of various celestial bodies throughout the heavens as viewed from the Earth at the moment of an individual’s birth. And… Continue reading “Time Space: Places They’ve Never Met” by Janet Dale

Poetry

“The Person Seated Across the Aisle” by Kelsey May

I just wanted a migraine pill and a cup of cocoa. Instead, I overheard someone talking about the liquor store about ten blocks from my house. “Don’t even bother,” he said. “It’s so overpriced.” Inside, I nodded, never having been in the store, just aware of how things in our neighborhood were often overpriced, how… Continue reading “The Person Seated Across the Aisle” by Kelsey May