Book Release: Hurricane Season by Mark Powell

We are please to announce the latest novel by Mark Powell, Hurricane Season, a tragic love story of a broken MMA star, a disgraced doctor, and a struggle with addiction and faith. What to Expect inside… Shy Walsh might be the greatest female fighter of her time, but a loss in a Vegas title fight, […]

One Last Dance for Your Friend by Meghan Leigh Paulk

When you walk through the doors of Club Ten, my jaw drops like a broken elevator. To see you again. Here. After the way we left things. Still, I shouldn’t be surprised. You’ve always been an inveterate, indiscriminate pussy-hound despite your incongruous streak of piety. You and your friend, both in polo shirts like matched […]

Shared Frequency by Thomas Trang

A day and a night locked up in Century Regional before they grill her in the box room, but she’s still the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. A porcelain doll in the SoCal heat. They cut her loose late afternoon. Not enough evidence. He tails her to a cocktail lounge on Del Amo. The […]

Hangman’s Whisper by Jonathan Newman

I can’t have been much more than a child when I saw my first execution; a hanging in the town square, a murderer, I believe. Townsfolk gathered. I was with my Uncle Clyde. Naturally, this was before his untimely incarceration years later for robbing that liquor store with Grandpa’s gun. Wasn’t even loaded; make of […]

Sleep Rough by Brandon Barrows

Leo woke, instantly alert. Distant car sounds. Closer, the wide, dirty river. The sounds that didn’t belong came again: soft, shuffling steps. He stared into darkness, cardboard walls close around him. Instinct screamed keep still, keep quiet. He reached for Lucy to see if she was awake. Instead of warm body, there was only cold […]

Sleep Like a Baby by Julie Hastrup

Ariella wasn’t on the train. She always took the 5:45 from Hoboken to yoga class. What had changed? Despite hating yoga, Denise attended class religiously. It was her one chance to spend time with Ariella. Denise’s intermittent reflection in the train’s window tricked her brain into thinking Ariella stared back. Watching the girl each week […]

The Contract Killer Employee Manual by Mike McHone

Greetings, and welcome to [REDACTED]! We are very excited you’ve opted to be a part of our esteemed and respected organization. Here at [REDACTED], we strive to be the number one name in assassinations. Whether we’re taking out political leaders, eliminating cheating spouses, helping to overthrow governments, or lending a helping hand(gun) to the Average […]

For the Turtles by Matt Dodge

Nobody thinks about what happens to cocaine after it gets wet. They think about how to keep it from getting wet, and the answer is using enough plastic wrap and duct tape to last a suburban mom and dad the rest of their entire boring lives. Once water gets in, like if a brick washes […]

The Auctioneer by Libby Cudmore

NOW BUYING. Grandad’s Attic, Auction House, antique dealers, estate closeouts and liquidation. Public auctions every Thursday, private auctions every Saturday. Always buying. Lyle Benton, auctioneer. Galleria Dimia, 2525 Main Street, Santa Monica. LOT A One photo album and six 8mm film loops. Photos are a mixture of amateur and professional models, including several Irving Klaw […]