The Pacifier by Beth Cato
As the debris fluttered earthward, the adults coughed, and Aaron resumed his cries. Cries that seemed louder than the missile.
Hungry by Tai Dong Huai
I think about blowing into the mouthpiece, but I stop myself. I want to know that the last breath that passed through it was hers.
The Homecoming by Lynette Mejia
She moaned, a horrible, animal-like sound, her eyes flashing impatience, followed by incredulous anger, and finally, fear.
Guzman’s Labyrinth by Brandon Satrom
His first priority was to get out, preferably not by the normal exit. He’d rather die a debtor than play Guzman’s twisted game.
Cracks by Kristine Ong Muslim
The cracks had been emerging for the last four days now, taking on one different face after another and always appearing on the bare wall beside the antique Florentine dresser.
Following Rabbits by Gregg Winkler
The rabbit went back on its hind legs. “Your wife didn’t do that.” The rabbit tilted his head toward the skins.
Avatar by Ty Franck and Emily Mah
I need order to be happy. You are the avatar of chaos. You are its unholy queen.
Actions On the Terminal Objective by Christian Roberts
Paradise! The miracle planet where they would live free in an unspoiled land with plenty of water for everyone.
Perfect Fit by Sheryl Nantus
Untitled Zombiku by Joshua Gage
Clockwork Bird by Lucien Spelman
Dead Again Tomorrow by T.J. Tranchell
The Pedagogy of the Possessed by Howie Good
Phone Lines by R. J. Walker Miller
On Its Own by A. K. Sykora
Sentry by Greg Schwartz
Spacewalk by Sheryl Nantus
Don’t put off tomorrow by Brian Rosenberger
Lahnee Chee’s Orange Orchard on Mars by Cathy Buburuz
Dambala by Sarah Wagner