Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Bridge Behind

"He screamed, but the sound was lost in the clamor. The basket bobbed on the current, spun several times and then became an olive-colored patch downstream.

When the explosion splintered the bridge and dropped it into the turbulent river, the old man sat by the roadside in the rain and wept."

Eastlit Literary Journal, 2014 Summer Issue

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

the blue-ghost fireflies

Daniel Keyes, 86, author of the bestselling science fiction novel FLOWERSFOR ALGERNON (which began life as a Hugo Award-winning short story published in 1959, and published in expanded form in 1966) and many other works, died June 15 in South Florida from complications of pneumonia.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Quest

"One night, from the pagoda, he heard the flute again. From the edge of the back garden rimmed with whistling pines and wide-canopied rain trees, with their tiny leaves folded after dark, he could see the graveyard below where the hill dropped into blackness. The lamp at its gate burned like a yellow, wakeful eye."

2014 Spring Issue