Thursday’s Special by Joni Caggiano

It was as if the argument earlier today had grown legs and followed me to my rusty red probe. The callous words leaping and reverberating around the entrails of the safe confines of my sanctuary were horrifying.  One and a half hours to travel home, craving that egocentric time.  I turned the radio up even…

A Stormy Night by Kunjal Gupta

The night was cold and torrid winds blew kissing the roofs of all the houses in the colony. Ramu kaka’s little paan shop faced the road which veiled itself into darkness as it entered the ‘AMAR COLONY’.  He shook his head and stretched his face up in a grimace. The LED bulbs were flickering, more…

Fakespeare by Bogdan Dragos

he sat on his knees before the bed by the window and tapped swiftly on the screen of the cheap tablet he’d bought second hand It had only a few apps and the one he used was the notes app It’s hell having to tap on a screen to write but the alternative was scratching…

What’s Prodigal Mean? by Bogdan Dragos

he felt a bit guilty about it but just a bit He knew it was wrong to be happy when father came home drunk and stupid but it was the only time when mother came to sleep in his room, “because your father needs to cool off,” as she put it It was a good…

Genius Level Trap by Bogdan Dragos

they didn’t think about it. That’s the problem, kids usually don’t plan ahead, they live in the moment They just saw a movie and wanted to imitate the actors because they thought what the actors did was cool The actors hunted wild animals through the jungle and to do so they built traps all over…