An ON TIME Excerpt: “The Girls of Summer” by Valerie Alexander

Enjoy an excerpt from Valerie Alexander’s “The Girls of Summer” featured in our newest anthology ON TIME. After Nikki Drayton’s funeral, everyone gathered at her parents’ house with trays of lasagna and bowls of pasta salad and foil-wrapped pies. The other parents admired Nikki’s recent senior portrait and helped her mother to a chair when she…

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,…