Category: Fiction

The Bird’s Word

fiction by M.E. Bakos At the funeral, I gazed at my poor deceased Astrid as she lay in her casket and remembered how she often spoke of her successful ex-husband. “Bjorn was a good...

Norwegian geography

Norsk geografi in a nutshell

Barneblad: A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall Summer is a time for travel, and Norway is at the top of everyone’s vacation list, and...

A Gator We Should Turn to Be

Fiction by David Busboom Was it only today the Witch turned up in Jacksonville to weave a net she thought could hold us? Late that morning—this morning—we took Elaine—the name she gave—on the boat...

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Mr. Nilsson’s Kjempehytte

fiction by Michael Dolan Before I saw the backhoe, I never would have imagined such a level of destruction. The 14,000-pound piece of machinery had been pulverized—as little as two feet tall in some...

Leif Gregersen - Replacement Guarantee

Replacement Guarantee

fiction by Leif Gregersen The sun beat down hard on Eb Johansen’s back as he thrust his shovel into the hard earth, kicking it down with his foot and filling it and tossing the...

Tyler Omichinski

Weekend Warrior

fiction by Tyler Omichinski The rain sounded like the static that used to be on the television stations without a signal as it pounded upon the roofs that surrounded him. He shook his head...

Money Matters

Family Matters

fiction by Glynis Scrivens I didn’t really expect Anne to go through with it. It’s one thing to talk about killing your husband. Quite another to do it. There’s no doubt he had it...

Monet for Nothing by Lee Hammerschmidt

Monet for Nothing

fiction by Lee Hammerschmidt “Cripes, Rook,” Boggs said. “What the hell did you paint this with anyway? A six-inch house-painting brush and a roller? Jeez, you call yourself a forger and you bring me...

The Midnight Witch Goes West

The Midnight Witch Goes West

fiction by David Busboom I’m listening to the Beatles in Camden, New Jersey in 1969. I have a small record player. It’s The Beatles’ Second Album. I live alone, and tonight I’m slowly drinking...