Fiction Circular 2/5/19

Editor's note: Links affixed to author/publisher names will redirect to author/publisher social media; links affixed to story/article names will redirect to the named story/article. INDEPENDENT AUTHORS First up, Andrea Nicosia published a untitled short story concerning a dream. A dire battle, and I was fighting. --- A. Nicosia Jason Simon published, On Returning, a fever… Continue reading Fiction Circular 2/5/19

A Dedication To Rust

They ran down the old railroad like children after the ringing of the last school bell, arms wide and smiles broad. The young man twined his arm about the woman's own, she a month his senior, skin milky neath the ambered summer light. In mirthful exuberance, they passed beside a long line of chainlink fencing,… Continue reading A Dedication To Rust

Fiction Circular 1/31/19

"All words are pegs to hang ideas on." - Henry Ward Beecher INDEPENDENT AUTHORS The Dark Netizen published a installment in his on-going flash fiction horror series. Part 1- Twittering Tale: Campfire Part 2- Flash Fiction: Boots Part 3- Flash Fiction: Stay Out Part 4- Flash Fiction: Into The Woods Part 5- Flash Fiction: Into The Woods 2 Part 6- Flash… Continue reading Fiction Circular 1/31/19

Do They Play Chess In Heaven?

For as long as he could remember, Jerome Buckle wanted to be a king. "One day," he told the moon, "I will be a king and I will promote you to the rank of sun." He read every book about the dark and middle ages he could get his youthful hands on, supplied by his… Continue reading Do They Play Chess In Heaven?

Fiction Circular 1/24/19

“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” --- Mark Twain ♦ INDEPENDENT AUTHORS First up, Peter Midnight from The Storyhive. The wings of the angel might belong to the angel of death… --- The Storyhive, Peter Midnight ♦ From… Continue reading Fiction Circular 1/24/19

Navigating Between Its’, It’s & Its

Its', It's and Its are some of the most commonly used (and misused) three letter word-forms in English. To use them properly it should be understood that its' is always incorrect to use, thus anytime you see you're writing its', substitute it for either "it's" or "its" depending on what the sentence requires. It's and Its,… Continue reading Navigating Between Its’, It’s & Its