SEPTEMBER ISSUE

SEPTEMBER ISSUE

CHANGE IS GONNA COME

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world
are the ones that do.”
― Anonymous

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HEINRICH AND THE WITCH

SHORT STORY

This is the first of three Heinrich stories. This one you all know well as the winner of Honorable Mention in our Summer Prompt Contest. Mr. Barnstrom has graciously allowed us to publish the remaining two stories that continue Heinrich’s journey.

Heinrich, a twelve-year-old man of science, ventures out into the dark side of the forest to prove that there are no such things as witches. He is not entirely successful.

WARNING: This may sound like a children’s story. It is NOT.

BY PETE BARNSTROM


HEINRICH AND THE GYPSY

SHORT STORY

The second of the Heinrich stories follows Heinrich and his friend as they discover a group of seriously misunderstood Gypsies deep in the forest.

BY PETE BARNSTROM


HEINRICH AND THE OGRE

SHORT STORY

The third and final Heinrich story chronicles Heinrich’s final adventure to meet an Ogre, but embarks on some other pretty fantastic, and delicious adventures along the way.

Be sure to read them in order!

BY PETE BARNSTROM


DUPLEX

SHORT STORY

A young widow must come to terms with a much-altered view of her life and the place of a man she has disregarded in it.

BY VICKI WEISFELD


THE IRONY IN PREDICTIONS

FLASH FICTION

Story embodies, like a creature from the natural world.

BY SHARON BERG


POSTPARTUM IS…

NONFICTION

Postpartum is HARD.

That’s quite the understatement though isn’t it? I think I speak for most of us when I say that I didn’t have the slightest clue what the postpartum period would be like. I knew it would be an adjustment physically, mentally and emotionally. I mean I knew there would be…

BY KATIE JAEGER


5:56PM

FLASH FICTION

Don Reed has held onto his quilt and self loathing for so long it has become a part of him. After losing the love of his life in a tragic car accident, Don is unable to let go and forgive himself. It has followed him like an endless rain that is ceaseless and relentless. Now as Don lies in his hospital bed, nearing the end of his life, the presence of a strange visitor suggests that there is always a chance for redemption, and always time to change. That visitor is Kim, the girl whose death he holds himself responsible for.

BY DAEMON MANX


TICKLING TOES

FLASH FICTION

 A woman faced with the possibility of terminal disease discovers the change that this has brought to her life.

BY DEBBIE HEWSON


WAITING FOR ROBIN WILLIAMS

NONFICTION

This short memoir is about how a short chance encounter with Robin Williams changed my life.

BY BLICKWORDS


KING OF THE STREET

PERSONAL NARRATIVE

A young woman reflects on her chosen country and people who change her perspective of acceptance.

BY RIVKA SHLESINGER


ONLY LONELY GAS STATION

SHORT STORY

In Only, they only drink water.

BY SHELLEY SEELY


STRUCK BY LUCK

SHORT STORY

Kimberly visits a psychic, hoping to turn her life around. Will her life change for better or worse?

BY ADRIAN DAVID and DEBBIE HEWSON


SAM

SHORT STORY

A widow embarking on a new life adopts an old dog.

BY CATHY WARNER


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A TERRIBLE THING HAS HAPPENED

SHORT STORY

A short story inspired by the five children who found the body of Virginia Woolf.

BY NATASCHA GRAHAM


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PSST

SHORT STORY

The Chinese government has been cutting back the teaching of English. ESL teachers have been arrested and deported out of the country (this is fact not fiction). It is illegal now to offer one-on-one tuition outside of the schools, plus it’s also a legal requirement of the work-permit, no teaching except for the company that hired you. This is the scenario in which young Song Shau Che finds himself.

BY ROB BURTON


Thank you to everyone who submitted to this month’s issue.

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