Archive for Fiction

As Fate Would Have It

by James Jordan photo by Marcy Reiford It was the first anniversary of Jake’s death. In the morning he’d been standing on his front lawn reading the L.A. Times when a Chevy Suburban jumped the curb. Jake [...]

Infelicitously

by Patricia Dale Decker thumbnail drawing by Rene Castro Orphy asks if she can pee on you. You stop kissing her neck. The movie theater is small, so you see most of the people sitting around. The girl [...]

Spirit

by Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor photo by Tammy Ruggles I spend long hours talking with water in the bathroom every night. I tell Mama about this special bond I have with water. She laughs a hearty laugh and [...]

A Very Spanish Tragedy

by Daniel S. Fletcher thumbnail illustration by Rene Castro   Antonio Marquéz Bahamonde was the landowner’s son, but this restless, wild-eyed ruffian was an acorn that fell far from its tree. Aged sixteen, he was incurably [...]

Proust, in the Treehouse, With a Deadly Kiss

Proust, in the Treehouse, With a Deadly Kiss by Willem MyraPhoto by Patrick Breitenbach under Creative Commons License… while on Wednesdays I’d see her by the phone booth down the street, reading this or that. Reading [...]

Guy Toussaint

by Erik Wennermark photo “Desert” by Moyan Brenn under Creative Commons License “Guy Toussaint: Deviant Art & The Poetry of Murder,” Alexander Milton’s unfinished dissertation in service of his PhD candidacy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, [...]

Mrs Delaney’s Crumbling Façade

by Scott Derry photo “Frozen Berries” by Nana B Agyel, Create Commons License Editor’s Note: This is the winning story in our 5th annual Southern Pacific Review Short Story Contest. It is high art. Creative writing at [...]

Rose

byLouise KantroPhoto by Frédéric Bisson Since Bernie’s death nine months ago, Rosie had lost forty-three more pounds, bringing her total to fifty-two. She wasn’t dieting. Even during spurts when she ate like a pig, she told her [...]

First Fight

by Alexander Carver photo Tick Tock by Kalyan Chakravarthy   “Do you have any idea how lucky we are?” I said, locating Eva’s hand underneath the blanket, bringing it up to my mouth, kissing it twice, and [...]

The Match

by Andrea Barbosa Copacabana beach: the postcard of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, always loaded with tourists roaming around and basking in the sun. But not today. Soccer was on everyone’s agenda, everyone wanted to watch the [...]