Issue Eight Fiction.

The House of Death

By Mori Shige. Translated by Marissa Skeels.   Mori Shige (1880-1938) was a university-educated, headstrong feminist writer from...

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The Ink Stain

by Christina King. Winner of the HNSA 2019 Short Story Contest Just fuzz. Like the fur of a sewer rat. She ran her hand over her head...

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Dirty Laundry

by Julie Parry   The kitchen door was slightly ajar. I bobbed gingerly from side to side, squinting into the sliver of light. I was no...

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History

by Jasmeka Rose.   December 1942 Germany. The whir whir whir of fast machinery fills the air. The fresh, sweet scent of newly cut...

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Fare thee well.

by Lou Greene. Commended story in the 2019 HNSA short story contest. Idle hands are the devil’s workshop, my mother used to say. I...

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Middle C

By Lauren O’Connell   ’By god! It’s bees!’ The spyglass slipped from my fingers and rolled along the deck, its rumble in...

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The Wave That Never Came

by Amanda Pearson   We were told the world was ending. My parents, in their naivety, decided a picnic was the only way to celebrate...

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The Driver

by Dell Brand. Commended story in the 2019 HNSA short story contest. Boney sat hunched over the wheel, clunking along slowly over the...

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Floundering Falling Flying

by Eden van Leeuwen   Jumping up and down on the roof the metal banging in my ears the anthem to my tale. Sweat is blooming on my...

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Mori Shige

Mori Shige (1880-1938) was a university-educated, headstrong feminist writer from Tokyo, Japan, who wrote over 20 novels. She was disowned...

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THE GREEN FIELD

by Sue Robertson We were in our front field, shepherding our little flock of sheep.  A motley crew made up of children, old people, and...

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Return to Sender

by Samuel Williams.   The radiating aroma of aging books and mahogany grazed my nostrils as I brushed past mountains of pre-loved...

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