The Glass Orchestra by Valentina Cano

When I was seven years old, I swallowed a glass violin. It was part of a collection my aunt had in her living room, on a side table. It was covered in crystal instruments. A see-through orchestra that could only produce one watery sound. It wasn’t like I planned on doing it. My thoughts never…

War Stories: Mike Francis

Blue Skirt is set to release the anthology War Stories 2015 on December 14th. The project is in conjunction with the How War Effects Us/War Stories series, a monthly gathering of soldiers and civilians to discuss war literature, how war has personally impacted their lives, and to write about their experiences. The anthology is a direct…

Chapter Four

Two 4 the Road- Chapter Four of The Continuing Adventures of Sparky & His Guardian Friggin Angel by Marc D. Regan

Previously in The Continuing Adventures of Sparky & His Guardian Friggin Angel: Sparky the burn victim (formally known as Randy Prescott the small town sports star) is reunited with his self-appointed guardian friggin angel, Dwayne Handy, outside a Connecticut truck stop. Despite Dwayne’s attempts to persuade Sparky to return home, Spark holds to his simple…

Winter

Tundra by Alex Bernstein

December 22, 1969. Just turn around was the scratched record endlessly repeating in my head. This is stupid. I’m stupid. I should just turn around. But when I got to Dell Farms, and it was farther back than forward, my dogged, irrational Want kept me moving straight on, ahead. *** The lukewarm water was taking…

Bonsai- Fiction by Jessica Shoemaker

When she bought the bonsai tree, Agnes imagined it would become a consuming passion in her life. She saw herself pruning and grooming and coddling until all her overgrown thoughts were dwarfed by the tiny tree. Agnes looked forward to the day when she could produce more than tears when confronted with, How have you…