Issue 18

“Get a dream, hold on to it, and shoot for the sky.”

Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.

The American Dream Had a Lisp

The American Dream Had a Lisp

Rumblin’ with the Rise of Rasslin’ Audiences adore Dwayne Johnson. The action star rules the global Cineplex, but many of his newer fans are unfamiliar with his earlier wrestling career as “The Rock,” when followers of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin jeered him as his...
Yona

Yona

She’d been told the story before. In 1908, a bear had appeared in the town. No one knew where it had come from. There were no mountains nearby. The nearest vestige of the Appalachians lay some ninety-five miles to the east. Past the town of Little Manheim, past...
Upstate Glass Menagerie

Upstate Glass Menagerie

What fragile fantasies have thrived in this house? (Click on the image for a high-resolution version.) April Ford won a 2016 Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase.” The Poor Children (SFWP, 2015), her debut collection of stories, won Grand Prize for the...