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…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “Tatiana’s Diary” by Alisha Costanzo

Enjoy an excerpt from Alisha Costanzo’s “Tatiana’s Diary” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. December 26 It’s my birthday. Happy Birthday to me. I’m officially twenty-four. Mom and Dad got me things for the baby yesterday, for Christmas, but for today, they got me a new stack of books and a sketch pad with a…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “Coincidence and Correspondence” by Phillip T. Stephens

Enjoy an excerpt from Phillip T. Stephens’ “Coincidence and Correspondence” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. I scrambled across our lawn, from waterfront to back porch, certain divine punishment would fall. Not fueled by God’s wrath but my father’s, his hand swift and unrelenting until my backside burned, and I repented seven times, seven times,…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “Witness” by Jennifer Loring

Enjoy an excerpt from Jennifer Loring’s “Witness” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. We’ve been hopping around for light-years, chasing whichever stars still burn. Proxima Centauri first as it shifted from red to blue, the closest star to our swollen Sun; then, once it began shrinking into a white dwarf, we moved on. I spend…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “Popcorn” by Michael J. Moore

Enjoy an excerpt from Michael J. Moore’s “Popcorn” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. The sky was baby blue the day Tommy’s Grandfather died. He never called him Grandfather to his face because he preferred Grandpa. He tried not to call him that either. Even at eight, the titles used to refer to family members…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “The Time Loop Loophole” by Madison Estes

Enjoy an excerpt from Madison Estes’s “The Time Loop Loophole” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. Vincent Stanson used to volunteer at a local nursing home, not because he loved doing gazillion piece puzzles with old people who weren’t all there in the head, or because he loved the smell of folks who no longer…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “Something in the Way” by Benjamin Blake

Enjoy an excerpt from Benjamin Blake’s “Something in the Way” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. Prologue Henry Beaufort navigated the fir-bordered back road. A stormy autumn night somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, the rain came down hard.  On the left-hand side of the road, a greeting sign came into view: WELCOME TO TWIN HILLS…

An ON TIME Excerpt: “Eugene” by Evan M. Elgin

Enjoy an excerpt from Evan M. Elgin’s “Eugene” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. You don’t know me, but you will. I’m seven going on seventy. And here are all my friends: Mary-Lee is the pretty girl down the street. Her hair is golden like the sun. Most days, she skipped rope, hopping a two-step…