Category Archives: Issue 3: Spring

It’s getting hot in here.

Pumping Gas

A short story by Bill Vernon

He filled the car’s gasoline tank, spoke with the lady, took money from her, came inside, rang up the sale, put a dozen square plastic packages from one of the boxes into a brown paper sack, and held the sack up. “She wanted Trojan regulars.”

Upstate by Brian Fender

I caught the train in Harlem. I stood on the platform and looked down the length of 125th street cluttered in garbage and people going about their business. An older man stood on the corner yelling incoherently and waving his index finger. He had a lot to say, but no one was listening.