An ON TIME Excerpt: “Delicate Equilibrium” by Chris Stanley

Enjoy an excerpt from Chris Stanley’s “Delicate Equilibrium” featured in our newest anthology ON TIME. Thomas ends the call and smiles. He can’t help it. The walls of his study are decorated with certificates of academic achievement, but he doesn’t need to pretend any longer. He’s finished with social sciences and all the meagre, hard-fought gains….

An ON TIME Excerpt: “The Unloved Dead” by D. Allen Crowley

Enjoy an excerpt from D. Allen Crowley’s “The Unloved Dead” featured in our newest anthology ON TIME. Autumn 1917 was warm, the warmest in memory, but the home where Claire had grown up was comfortably cool. Designed that way, the floor-to-ceiling windows of Claire’s bedroom admitted a continuous breeze that blew off of the green-blue expanse…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “Pocket Watch Problems” by Allison Rott

Enjoy an excerpt from Allison Rott’s “Pocket Watch Problems” featured in our newest anthology ON TIME. Late. Late Late. The bus was pulling away, shouting didn’t change the course of the bus. Heels clacked on the sidewalk, cold hands pulled the patched coat tighter, chilled fingertips brushed against the rough papers, payment, a future meal or…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “A Tree, A Hope, and A River” by Amber Kim

Enjoy an excerpt from Amber Kim’s “A Tree, A Hope, and A River” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. Shawna nervously shifted from foot to foot, looking up into the branches of the old birch tree. A ladder had been nailed to the side of the tree. A queasy feeling radiated out from the bottom…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “Wasted” by Linda G. Hill

Enjoy an excerpt from Linda G. Hill’s “Wasted” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. What if your time was not wasted?  Phyllis mulled the question over as she washed her breakfast dishes and stared out the window at the dismal February day. A damp squirrel ran across the back lawn, scavenging for food on the…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “And Yet It Moves” by Carlton Herzog

Enjoy an excerpt from Carlton Herzog’s “And Yet It Moves” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. To Whom It May Concern, I have practiced psychiatry for the past thirty years, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. In late 2054, I attended a patient—a CERN engineer—who seemed sane in every respect. Yet, he insisted…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “The Eastern Lights” by Jacob Butlett

Enjoy an excerpt from Jacob Butlett’s “The Eastern Lights” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. “Excuse me,” said the young girl. “May I ask you something?” “Of course,” said the old woman. “Are you lost?” “No. I was wondering, Are you a witch?” The old woman smiled. “What gave it away?” As the girl looked…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “Sweetbreads at Midnight” by Jalyn Renae Fiske

Enjoy an excerpt from Jalyn Renae Fiske’s “Sweetbreads at Midnight” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. In other worlds and other lands, curses might come from gods or demons seeking revenge, but mine came from a lover. As a recent widow and mother of two, I craved someone to hold at night.  I prayed for…