Fiction

A Vegetarian Backslidden

By on Feb 12, 2017 in Featured, Fiction, Humor | 0 comments

On the seventh day God rested, so Sunday dinner was up to Lucifer. While chewing enthusiastically and explaining to his angels that, for much of the beginning of human history, his most confusing creation would believe their planet was not only flat but the center of the universe (to hearty chuckles all around) God ate in contentment. But, towards the end of the meal, the creator abruptly began to brood. Seeing his lord staring off,...

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The Broken Cross

By on Feb 12, 2017 in Featured, Fiction | 0 comments

This is the long-awaited conclusion to a piece first run by Wild Violet on September 24, 2010. While it was never our intention to wait so long to run the second installment of John Hitchner’s piece, sometimes real life intervenes. In this case, I had just brought home my newborn baby, and was in the midst of “baby boot camp.” By the time we resumed our production schedule, my baby-frazzled brain completely...

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Izamal

By on Nov 20, 2016 in Featured, Fiction | Comments Off

(continued from an earlier issue; read part one) Comrades Outside the restaurant I said, “We must go quickly to find this man at the University.” We set off at nearly a trot, and after asking directions from a street vendor, we found our way to the steps of that library. As Gustavo had said, there stood a large man with a thick middle. His Yucatecan shirt was tucked in at the waist, making him appear even stouter. Eusebio Diaz...

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Izamal

By on Oct 14, 2016 in Featured, Fiction | 2 comments

Where do I begin? How can I explain my actions? Where does memory fade and when do we forgive the heinous acts of history? I only know what I know. And I cannot stop the sequence of events that must occur. Itzam`na (“Dew from Heaven”) whispers in my ear, “We are the Maya and this is our land.” I am Luca. I was born in 1970. I am a poor Mayan child, now just ten years old. We worked hard, my family and me. My...

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No Greater Love

By on Oct 11, 2016 in Featured, Fiction | Comments Off

During the early stages of a very serious romance, my girlfriend Ann and I took a trip to St Augustine, Florida, to visit friends.  We included a side trip to the Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the area discovered in 1513.  After an awesome tour of the park, we rested on a bench and sipped a cool drink. Across the path from us was a makeshift sign that read: WATER FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH $.39...

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Princess and the 21st Century Space-Age Mattress

By on Sep 25, 2016 in Featured, Fiction, Humor | Comments Off

Pete, my roommate, is a strikingly handsome guy; he’s tall, blonde, strong, jovial, and he’s equipped with what a girlfriend of mine once described as, “A face to die for.”  My girlfriend.  She said that about Pete, to me.  Thanks, honey. Pete’s got this problem, though.  Pete only dates crazy people.  I know what you’re thinking: “Women, am I right?”  No,...

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