Fiction

PONT-SAINT-ESPRIT 1951 by Phoebe Billups

The man clutches at his stomach as the attendants wrestle him into a straitjacket. By the time they manage to sedate him, the waiting room brims with new patients.

Fiction

MY STICKY-FINGERED GIRLS by Lynn Mundell

I look at the baby doll abandoned on the floor next to its ripped box, its unblinking blue eyes staring back at me. One of its fat cloth legs has been ripped off in the fight.