The Boxer Girl

By Aiden Dufort As she got up at 7 am, Detective Ashanti Lewis jumped to her desk, booting up her Lenovo ThinkPad without brushing her teeth. Having typed her login password, she rubbed her eyelids. The image of the dreadful tiger that appeared in her dream was still drifting in her cloudy eyesight. The tigerContinue reading “The Boxer Girl”

The Ride

By Hillary Lyon conversation traveled alongthe Möbius strip of her mindshe took the sharp curves     fastwith no seat belts or air bags you unlocked the glove-box of her heartfound it stuffed with crayon scrawled mapscandy wrappers      six shinybullets and a warm pistol red and blue lights     flashedin the mirror of her mouthtoss care out theContinue reading “The Ride”

James Earl Ray

by Chris Bunton I traveled to Quincy, Illinois. This is a great place to view architecture if you enjoy different styles of housing. But, the town also holds the distinction of being the home of the serial killer Michael Swango and the assassin James Earl Ray. It seems odd that a man who ended upContinue reading “James Earl Ray”

The Cost of Doing Business

by Matthew Duffus Jamison Corey had finished plating the last of the trout he’d purchased that morning when his youngest waitress intercepted him at the pass with her mouth twisted to one side. He didn’t wait for her to speak. “Order up! Table seven.” “Did you make a special without telling us?” She picked atContinue reading “The Cost of Doing Business”

Peace Profit

by Jimmy Boom Semtex Peace Profit Made in a country near you Things to do a job What type of job? To heal to kill to create to destroy All in the ACME factory Ready steady go get to work! Fulfill your shift Do your quota Finish the order yesterday There’s much work to beContinue reading “Peace Profit”

Forget it, Jake. It’s Schenectady

By David Bushman (An excerpt from David’s upcoming true-crime book about one of the most notorious police corruption scandals in NY State history, and very loosely the basis for the 2012 film ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’) *** Chapter 15: Willy Sometime between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. on the overcast day of Saturday, October 6,Continue reading “Forget it, Jake. It’s Schenectady”

House On The Cliff

By Jason Smith The house was twenty feet away from the edge of a cliff that looked down onto rocks that were being pounded by a spectacular frenzy of oceanic splendor. The sound was soothing. Dennis’s deadline was due in two weeks and he knew this was the best place for him to be. AsContinue reading “House On The Cliff”

Movie Review: Nightcrawler

By Chris Bunton This 2014 film is an interesting concept, where a thief discovers that he can sell video footage of crimes and tragedies to news stations in his local area. He learns that he can make money and enjoys the work, so he tries to create a legitimate business out of it. But, theContinue reading “Movie Review: Nightcrawler”