Prose / Short Story

Infected by Michael C. Keith

Physicians of the utmost fame  Were called at once, but when they came  They answered, as they took their fees, ‘There is no cure for this disease.’                            –– Hilaire Belloc It was a momentary lapse in judgment––a split second impulse with grave consequences––that impelled Connor Hickman to breathe his germs into his wife’s open … Continue reading

Prose / Short Story

Back Doors by Trisha Ricketts

    Mary Margaret Phillips wondered how she would explain to her grandmother what she’d done.Blasphemy, Maery Margaret—that’s against God’s will—she’d say.     Well, Mamie would just have to understand.     She hunched over The Trib aware of her small size even as she sat at the kitchen table. Like some Celtic elf, she needed to get in front of others … Continue reading