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)”

On Brotherhood

by Leora Jasper I have thought often on what it means to be a brother. Brother, of course, is an outdated term. But it is a word central to the stories of Genesis. For me it means, in a deep down kind of way, being in community with others. When the world is created, GodContinue reading “On Brotherhood”

Meeting Minutes (1.13.2021)

Attendance: The Deity, Leora Jasper, Dash Owens Note-Taker: Leora Jasper TD: [mouth moves incomprehensibly] LJ: Dude, you’re on mute. TD: Sorry…I call this meeting to order. [TD’s appearance is mediated by a screen, but LJ is certain that their hair is greasy.] DO: Sweet. LJ: What gives you the authority to call anything to order?Continue reading “Meeting Minutes (1.13.2021)”

Never Let Anyone Read This; or, A Revenge Story

by Dash Owens He crawled into the twin bed, mixing winter cold with the warmth of body heat and layered blankets. He smelled of the late night meeting early morning, a concoction of sweat and coffee creamer. It didn’t matter, she loved how he smelled. The head of her bed was pushed up against theContinue reading “Never Let Anyone Read This; or, A Revenge Story”

The Deity: A Critique

by Leora Jasper In their inaugural post on this site, the individual who chooses to be called “The Deity” proved they were susceptible to the worst incentives on the internet. Quite frankly, I was so appalled that I wrote the following resignation email: Dear Heavenly “Deity,” Stargate? Seriously? I thought we were creators not chainedContinue reading “The Deity: A Critique”