The Anns

An excerpt from the forthcoming novel, The Sun Collective ________________________________________________________________ He’d been having those dreams again. That night, Brettigan lay awake once more, broken open by the same antique visions in which he stood accused of murder, his soul drenched with the blood of his victims. Maybe his unconscious needed a vacation. In the dreams,… More

The Reality Show

James Cihlar Nervous and too public, Tillie smothers Emily with anxious love, shuffling her off to the convalescent home for teens at the bidding of the zeitgeist. I cannot become cold in front of the blackboard, my shins covered in sequins. When Maxine’s nameless aunt brought shame to the family through illegitimate pregnancy, the villagers… More