Snow Day
Fiction

Snow Day

     Katherine sailed away the day after her lover confessed his love. Had the confession come any earlier in their relationship, she might have stayed; however, by the time the words were pronounced, she had already decided an exit was in order. Her past beckoned her back to the islands from which she came … Continue reading

Fear That Can’t Speak
Poetry

Fear That Can’t Speak

She carried her story stitched into seams of days and buttoned tight by fear. In black of night beer-breath whispers of reassurance from a father who stole innocence and demanded silence in return for the virus that would infect her future. She avoided mother’s eyes, spurned her love and resisted anyone else’s becoming cold as … Continue reading

Alone Now
Art

Alone Now

Matthew Barron has worked as a naturalist in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a construction worker for Habitat in Washington DC, a school counselor and teacher in North Carolina, and presently as a special education teacher in South Carolina. He lives in Travelers Rest, SC with his wife and their seven children (pets). In descending order … Continue reading

Walk Me Home
Art

Walk Me Home

Matthew Barron has worked as a naturalist in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a construction worker for Habitat in Washington DC, a school counselor and teacher in North Carolina, and presently as a special education teacher in South Carolina. He lives in Travelers Rest, SC with his wife and their seven children (pets). In descending order … Continue reading