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Proudly Announcing Vol. 2 of the Oakland Arts Review

We are excited to announce and share a peak of our latest volume of the Oakland Arts Review! This summer, the OAR staff gathered to stuff envelopes with copies of the Oakland Arts Review Vol. 410 more words


FICTION: My Rich Uncle by Steve Slavin


I remember my parents referring to Uncle Bill as “a confirmed bachelor.” Now, a bachelor was an unmarried man. But what, exactly, was a…

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FICTION: Murky Waters by John Hardy

From the Eastern Daily Press Wednesday 18th November 2015:

……police are linking the discovery of two bodies in a remote spot near Thurne Mouth to the death of Heng Lin, the Chinese man found shot several days ago…… 4,909 more words


FICTION: Loneliness by Kit Jenkins

Evan Paley woke up alone. Dana, his wife, was already moving. Steam from her shower diffused into the bedroom. And condensed on the marble window sill overtop the grain. 4,319 more words


FICTION: Ladykiller by Christine Holmstrom

Jeez, another handsome dickhead, setting my pants on fire.

When I’d first heard the scrape of his boot against the cement floor, I glanced up from the San Quentin housing unit logbook where I’d been recording details about a fistfight on the third tier. 2,408 more words


Getting back on the short story submission train

Confession time folks. I haven’t submitted a new short story to any literary magazine since Xmas 2016. At that time, I submitted a cyberpunk short story which, as of writing this, will be the basis for a future novel. 273 more words


FICTION: J.R. by Rachel Common

Standing out of the rain, under the elongated grey portico, looking out across the asphalt gulf that is Central Park West, the man in the ivory wool jacket and beige linen trousers quietly smokes his cigarette. 2,218 more words