Category: Fiction

Julius Holm’s "Tornado Over St. Paul" painting.

They Say We Do Not Have Them

fiction by Stephanie Wilbur Ash They say we do not have them in Norway, but them over the sea, and once I saw one skip across the lane like a silly little girl. The...

A woman sitting on a bed thinking, trying to understand her dream.

Vikingr

fiction by Allison Baxter From there come maidens, very wise, Three from the lake that stands beneath the pole. One is called Urd, another Verdandi, Skuld the third; they carve into the tree The...

A drawing of the "Beyond the Grave" book.

Death Comes Silently

fiction by Glynis Scrivens Detective Karen Olsen stepped through the rubble of overturned furniture and books, making her way to the oak desk, where Professor Anders Johansen sat slumped, a revolver in his right...

Vision Quest

fiction by Richard Thomas I hear cars outside on the street, the world slipping by, and I wonder how I got here. Accident, what does that word mean—random, unintentional? Accidental. Accidents. We all have...

I’ll Call You

fiction by Glynis Scrivens “I’ve worked out the perfect way to kill someone and get away with it.” Carl looked pleased with himself as he took a long sip of chilled cider. They were...

Don’t tell

fiction by Tim Chapman When the police arrive you tell them you were coming from the kitchen with a big bowl of popcorn when you heard the blast. You tell them you dropped the...

Spirits of the Forest

fiction by Michael Allan Mallory “There it is.” Stig gestured to the cracked white birch by the edge of the road. “Almost there!” His athletic build easily quickened the pace. Harald struggled to keep...

Lily of the Valley

fiction by Jessica Laine-Mork It was a fixer-upper in a nice neighborhood where nothing ever happened. At the closing, Harold shook hands with Marjorie and James. “I hope you’ll be as happy as Lilith...

What We Do for Love

fiction by Tim Chapman Frank Mosley was alone in the little room behind the chapel as he inspected the collection of crutches, photographs, and testimonial letters that covered the wood paneled walls. It was...

Racing to the Bright Unknown

fiction by M.E. Purfield Pace Dustin slung the bag full of cash over his shoulder and ran from his busted car into the woods. The crescent moon hung bright in the black, star-dotted sky...