We have some wonderful stories in our May issue. The theme is Transitions. Here’s a summary:
The Times Have A’ Changed, by Christopher Allen. An 84-year-old veteran tries to explain how time flies to his grandson.
“…it all passed in the blink of an eye.”
The Op, by Nathan Bush, is about a soldier ready to risk his life to take out the most wanted drug lord of Columbia.
“I steeled my nerves, tossed up a quick supplication for a successful mission, and readied myself to transition from silent observer to hell bringer.”
The Ring, by Joanie Chevalier. A woman, who lost her favorite ring, learns to accept herself as she is.
“But the difference from that time to now, is the self-acceptance. I’ve learned to forgive myself for past mistakes. I’ve learned to love myself as I am.”
Love Eternal, by Trisha J. Kelly.
A man and woman searching for their true love…will they ever find each other?
“None of these ladies held a candle to his beautiful amour. His secret love.”
More than a Colonel, by Toni Kief. A young man leaves for the Marines and loses his love. He never forgot her.
“Never forgotten, were the precious memories packed in a box which was kept with him as he served all over the world. A poor substitute for the missing love.”
Twisting and Turning by Paula Puolakka
“Suddenly, a news bulletin echoing from the pocket radio on the counter froze Bob’s brain: “An earthquake of 8.6 magnitudes hits California. A mega-tsunami is on its way.” Wow, Bob thought. Nature truly had the greatest transitions.”
The Divine Heart, by Clabe Polk. A human heart, printed out from a 3D printer… will it be a lifesaver or will the experiment go haywire?
“Soon, the print-head would begin to deliver living cells to the surface of the scaffold, a living framework in itself around which cells would cluster eventually after many passes of the print-head…a model human organ.”
Circumstance, by Joseph Patrick Willson, an inspirational short story about kicking an addiction.
“I now am encroaching upon five years of sobriety and in all truth, these past five years, mostly spent in the downtown east side of Vancouver, have been the most difficult challenge of my life. Would I change any of it? Absolutely not.”
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