The Hanging Tree by Brian Ennis
There must be something wrong with the electrics because no matter how often I change the bulb, the reach of the light into the garden lessens every night yet the tree always sits on its edge, half in shadow.
Jacks by Nicholas L. Sweeney
I sat at the table in reply, letting my scythe lean against the back of my bench. His eyes flicked from the blade back to me. “You can’t win your life back from me,” I said.
The Third Sister by Gabriel F. Cuellar
No, it has to be you. Not Sam, she’s an eldest sister, and they never end well. Mickey’s a third of three sons, and a Christian, can’t have that. It has to be you, you’ve got an older sister and a younger brother, no stepmother. It’s got to be you.
Monkeyshines by J.B. Rockwell
“What the fuck is a Scarecrow doing way out here? What the fuck is a Scarecrow doing anywhere?! Daughtry! Thought the Law got ridda those things!”
Small Necessary Things by Angela Enos
Olive told him about the hard years between wars when the sisters had come to this city to start the Frock Shop, buying the building with a carpetbag full of cash and no questions asked.
Shamaness by Wendy Howe
Coming Home by Senia Hardwick
Carousel Ifrit by Sandi Leibowitz
The Night Wind’s Ballad by Alexandra Erin
What Happened Among the Stars by Beth Cato