Unfinished (Chapter 4)

by Dash Owens First time reader? Check out chapters one, two, and three. Maeve first met Mary when she was still a teacher. They met at a staff happy hour and shared a car home. While they waited, it began to rain. They rushed under the canopy of a nearby apartment building, at which point Mary declaredContinue reading “Unfinished (Chapter 4)”

A Voice From The Whirlwind (1.26.2021)

by The Deity I have received criticism in recent days for using this column to contemplate the simple and easy; for seeing it fit to spend words on topics some characterize as cliche. I hardly know what to say except to point out that my sentences are composed for my own enjoyment, as well asContinue reading “A Voice From The Whirlwind (1.26.2021)”

More Readers, Fewer Writers

by Leora Jasper Mark Twain famously warned all readers of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to not search his work for motive, moral, or plot; individuals who trespassed into this forbidden literary territory risked prosecution, banishment, and execution, which are punishments I suspect the author Italo Calvino fantasized for his own readers. Italo Calvino createsContinue reading “More Readers, Fewer Writers”

Unfinished (Chapter 2)

by Dash Owens Check out Chapter 1! The Brooklyn Public Library stands across from the oft-lauded Prospect Park and the distinguished archway of Grand Army Plaza. When Maeve was alive, she quizzed friends and family — “When was this arch commemorated? For whom? What?” She giggled when they fell into her trap and lobbed “theContinue reading “Unfinished (Chapter 2)”

Unfinished (Chapter 1)

by Dash Owens Maeve realized the uselessness of escaping debt — the expense of a self-indulgent education riddled with false starts— and, after lengthy imagined acceptance speeches and daydreams of novels, she uncovered the blunt, inevitable conclusion: Maeve needed to kill herself. What was her education? A series of discussions frustrated by every man’s indecentContinue reading “Unfinished (Chapter 1)”

Meeting Minutes (1.18.2021)

Attendance: Leora Jasper, Dash Owens, and The Resident Idiot Deity Note-Taker: Leora Jasper Location: Dash’s personal zoom room after the blundering Deity attempted several times to update and reboot Zoom on their computer, which led them to send pleading texts to the other two creators in attendance. Still unable to resolve the presumably minor problem,Continue reading “Meeting Minutes (1.18.2021)”

On The Deity’s Flagrant Incompetence

by Leora Jasper “What fresh hell is this?” I cried as I opened the most recent offering by this site’s resident Deity and foremost expert on intellectual piracy. After The Deity’s first post, I enumerated its failings in an unapologetic critique. I thought perhaps they would reconsider another submission to this site after comprehending theirContinue reading “On The Deity’s Flagrant Incompetence”

Detroit Feral Cats

by Dash Owens Kai shuffled towards the red and yellow lights. It was a dark and cold late November evening. Kai had forgotten his heavier jacket on his bed in the rush to leave the house. There was an uncanny crowd of people moving towards the same lights. The numbers warmed Kai; crowds meant hope. Continue reading “Detroit Feral Cats”

A Voice From The Whirlwind (1.15.2021)

by The Deity I play violin. Until a couple years ago, I said, “I used to play violin.” I thought my monthly crack of the case meant I no longer played violin. No one ever hears me play anymore. I make all sorts of mistakes. My fingers move slower than they did two decades agoContinue reading “A Voice From The Whirlwind (1.15.2021)”