Summer Skin

A peculiar feeling of bittersweetnesslike shedding your summer skin to make room for the rawness of autumn,cold breezes penetrating deep into your bones.You’ve been asleep for months, lulled by the warmth and humidityof things being “just fine,”when the sharp tongue of the first breeze hits your cheek,shocking you awake and making you burrow into your covers,only … Continue reading Summer Skin

The Buzzer

by Jeff Fleischer Every few nights, around half past three, the buzzer for our condo sounds. Always just once, and I never answer. I never know who it is. Our bedroom doesn’t face the street, and we’re too high up to see the entranceway through the trees. Charlie just sleeps through it, but it still … Continue reading The Buzzer

Rush

by Jordan She bumped into a man in a tan coat, but he didn’t move. She tried to duck between a pair of jean-clan knees, but there was not enough room to wedge her shoulders through. She turned around in the sea of people, searching for an opening, and rolled over groggily, the dream tempting … Continue reading Rush