“PDX” by T.R. Healy

In. Out. In. Out. Arliss, seated in a hard plastic chair, looked again at the flight information monitor above his head. It was huge, almost the size of a billboard. Minneapolis … Delayed Atlanta … On Time Los Angeles … Delayed Seattle … Delayed His hands were so damp he wondered if he was still … Continue reading “PDX” by T.R. Healy

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“Bin Men Day” by David Turton

It’s bin men day and I awake with a start. I’ve got to make sure today goes well. Then I can get on with the rest of my life. I didn’t mean to kill the woman two nights ago. I’d been drunk, so drunk. I’d brought her home after bumping into her on the street. … Continue reading “Bin Men Day” by David Turton

“The Red Colossus” by Russell Richardson

On vacation, two married couples visited a busy, white beach, with ocean and sky both a spectacularly picturesque blue. The men, wearing shorts, were Geoffrey and Frank. They removed their shirts reluctantly before sitting in beach chairs that wobbled on the sand. They had hairy bellies, big, goofy hats, and zinced noses. The wives, Rebecca … Continue reading “The Red Colossus” by Russell Richardson

“Snakes and Ladders” by Mileva Anastasiadou

There they stood. Three men in suits around a table. After moving his token six squares forward, as indicated by the die roll, the man who wore an omelet as a hat waved to the bartender for another drink. “It seems like I’m winning again.” “It is a boring game, isn’t it?” asked his partner … Continue reading “Snakes and Ladders” by Mileva Anastasiadou