An ON TIME Excerpt: “The Hot Season” by Victor Hawk

Enjoy an excerpt from Victor Hawk’s “The Hot Season,” featured in our new anthology ON TIME. Moody Henderson was sitting in Pete’s diner in Valentine, Texas, on an April morning. The front door was open to the fair weather, and Moody was reflecting on a worn copy of Field and Forest magazine. The use of o-rings, gaskets, and…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Mirror, Mirror” by D.C. Phillips

Jumpy, her body ached. What was that old saying about a frog in boiling water? She shrugged her shoulders luxuriously and made her way to a polished mahogany vanity halfway across the room. An oversized oval mirror hung precisely at eye level from a seated position, so she pulled out the matching bench and settled…

Unpacking Oblivion by Mattea Orr

When I was in high school, I read a book. I’d been browsing the fiction section at my local library, walking a well-worn path of my own making, when I saw it. A smallish hardcover that drew the eye with a close up of the inside of a beehive. The clustered insects suggested something at…