Good Boy, 2018

by Anne Leigh Parrish Of course, he hadn’t meant to. No man in his right mind would utter the name of a former lover while having […]

My Mother's Afghan, by Betty Auchard, SHR writer 2017

My Mother’s Afghan, 2017

Written and Illustrated by Betty Auchard My mother lived on the first floor of an independent living facility for seniors. Even though all of them […]

The Folk Hero, by Brian Howlett, Short Story, SHR 2017

The Folk Hero, 2017

by Brian Howlett Monday May 22, 1989 One song at a time. One fragile, familiar verse building upon another. That’s how you make it through […]

UnexpectedGifts, by Bess Vanrenen17

Unexpected Gifts, 2017

by Bess Vanrenen I made a point of giving the letters to Ed. After the first: “Did you see this, Ed? It’s from the bank.” […]

One Last Stop, 2016

by Jason Francis O’Keane You are already drunk when you see Peggy’s car come up the driveway. She will know it too, before she even […]

On the Crossing of Streets, 2016

by Katarina Boudreaux      “You know that’s no way to be,” Minnie says. A.J. closes his eyes. “Why can’t you just get a job?” Minnie continues. […]

Makena Beach, 2016

by Marisa Mangani      I sleep on the beach. Mom and Dad don’t know I am homeless. They’re back in Oakland thinking I’m staying at a […]

The Kiss, 2016

by Jhon Sanchez Without saying a word, Horacio puts a hundred-dollar bill in his wife Lorenza’s hand. Then, looking into her scornful eyes, their lips […]

Harold Gets His Cake, 2016

by Denise Emanuel Clemen       The stink of last night’s steak and fries, of curry, cilantro, and rotting vegetables is lodged in the thick gray Los […]