The Family Business, by Andrea Tang
“Allow me to tell you the tale of your foolish ancestor Heejoon …”
Keeping a Cool Head, by Maureen Bowden
“Hayley, you should tell the police your husband’s missing.”
The Door, by Philip W. Allen
“But … what am I supposed to do?”
Extremophiles, by Timothy Mudie
There were bigger things to talk about.
The Posthumous Novel of Edward L. Heard, by Laura Blackwell
“There were supposed to be six books, but he only wrote five before he died.”
Habits, by Andrew Knighton
This was it — everything she needed in a single case.
A Guide to Serious Parenting, by Derrick Boden
“You’ve got everything you need to ensure that Martina and Simon are serious about parenting.”
One Block at a Time, by Manfred Gabriel
“They aren’t like real life. When they break, you can always put them back together again.”
Restoring the Magic, by Ian Creasey
“You think my cat did this? You think it fell down the
Baby Bird, by Gwendolyn Kiste
I have more than my shadow now. I have Calla.
Sober Kevin is a Bitch, by H.L. Fullerton
He claims I’m a black hole in the making.
Of Their Sweet Deaths Are Sweetest Odours Made, by Barbara Krasnoff
And here I sit, Elaine thought drearily. The has-been who never was.
Atoms of Jesus, by Fred Senese
She never got used to walking on human feet.
Still Life With Dog, by Erika Tracy
“There is a mass extinction going on in our deep oceans, and it is spreading.”
Proactive, by Tim McDaniel
“It was an accident.”
The Luxury of Starvation, by Tessa Bennett
I was impressed with her grace until she ate half a grape and announced herself stuffed.
Facing Up, by Holly Schofield
The old man was nice but it was getting harder to ignore the weirdness.
The Pillar of Shiva, by Rati Mehrotra
And now he had a little girl called Parvati to take care of.
The Privee Theef, by Nathan Ehret
Why had he survived?
Four Nights of Takeout, by Aaron Wright
There was no denying it. Hop Junior's patty had slipped off his burger.
Esoteric Wildlife, by Elizabeth Spencer
Had she known she would be writing fiction, she wouldn’t have
taken the job.
Confessions of an Orgasm Fairy, by Sarina Dorie
How I wished I could have a job like his.
Scarecrow, by Sean Ealy
Scarecrow looked down at the boy with those black eyes and
that damned sneer.
Head to Head, by James Aquilone
“As far as I know you're the only person I can communicate with.”
Living in the Niche, by Kenneth Schneyer
Nothing he liked ever stayed available for very long.
The Little Wise One, by Melissa Mead
He grew into an emaciated youth with the belly of a pregnant
The Waterbug, by Barbara Krasnoff
Normally, there was very little that Sylvia was afraid of.
Shambling Phase, by Gary Cuba
“I do believe I died a few weeks ago and turned into a zombie.”
Never Idle, by David Steffen
The warmth grew deep in his gut and spread through his fingertips into the car.
The Valley, by Liz Kershaw
“… we want to be part of everything and not take this lovely place for