IT PAYS by Allyson Darling Violet-colored feathers encircled my eyes; the elastic tied around my head pulled at my hair — a Mardi Gras mask wasn’t exactly the item I had imagined wearing to protect my identity. I lied on my stomach with my feet splayed out on a
INROADS UP HILLS by John Christopher Nelson The rises and falls distort Celia’s sense of place. Tonight is too cold for May, and the cartilage in her knees stiffens as she navigates the familiar, unsafe path to her apartment. Hosting at a bar means getting stuck at work until the
He pulled out his phone and checked his to-do list. 6 PM: dinner. 7 PM: break up with Angela. FINISH DIVE BAR PIECE BY MIDNIGHT DEADLINE!!!
Fog City Summer Part 6 of 6 The Conclusion Excerpt from a Novel by Genie Cartier Read Part 5 Last time: 2 years pass after the incident at the music festival. Julian is just getting out of a different relationship, and has established his food truck. Djuna has landed a new
Fog City Summer Part 5 a San Francisco Romance Excerpt from a Novel by Genie Cartier Read Part 4 Last time: A confrontation with Scott at the People’s Music Festival leads to Julian getting hit in the face. Tension and confusion over the situation causes a rupture in Djuna and Julian’s
Fog City Summer Part 4 a San Francisco Romance Excerpt from a Novel by Genie Cartier Read Part 3 Last time: Djuna and Julian have a lovely day together at the People’s Music Festival, but Djuna senses trouble ahead when she spots one of Scott’s friends, Naya. Djuna and
Fog City Summer Part 3 a San Francisco Romance Excerpt from a Novel by Genie Cartier Read Part 2 Last time: Djuna and Julian have an intimate evening. Julian comes over to Djuna’s house for dinner the next day, but their night is interrupted by Scott, who bursts in, clearly inebriated.