They ran through the downpour laughing. In love. Umbrella unopened.
Jim lives in a small town twenty miles west of Minneapolis,
Minnesota. His stories have appeared in CafeLit, The
Writers’ Cafe Magazine, A Million Ways, Cabinet of Heed, Paragraph
Planet, Mused – The BellaOnline …
The first summer
right after she moved in was the best. They came at an odd time, during Easter
vacation, right when the weather was beginning to warm, the snow all melted
except for patches where it had been piled …
I am worn out from my day of rest. My two sisters, their husbands,
and five children just left my tiny house. With Umama’s passing, I became the
matriarch. Even though I am seventy-three, I conduct every Sunday as if …
It was raining, as usual in
November, in the Pacific Northwest. School children didn’t mind.
They joyfully jumped into puddles with their yellow, green and red boots.
Outside their classroom, the boots lined up in a rainbow of colors below …
The first home I made for myself was in Italy. I had come
there for my senior year of college with the intention of remaining after I
graduated and seeing if I could turn myself into a writer. I had decided …
was a barking in the distance. I fought my way through a thick
fog. It grew louder and louder until suddenly it was right next to my
ear. I opened my eyes and realized I had been dreaming. But, the barking. That was very …