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I Made a Robot

I made a robot on a hot Summer day. I was wearing my old Wisconsin shirt with athletic shorts to stay cool. But it was one of those particularly humid, Midwestern, hot Summer days. 916 more words


Author Interview: Laura Lux

I want to welcome Laura Lux, the author of several gay fantasy tales–from medieval and historical fiction to the new Elf Thief series, to the J. 650 more words

La Guaje

When I was ten years old, my mother left me in Mexico with an uncle. He had a family and a farm. Where my uncle lived, the land and buildings were apart from each other. 1,551 more words



As unfinished as it was dull, The Diner had fallen into a dilapidated existence. Old, yellowed lights buzzed overhead, the jukebox playing in the background crackled as it warbled out hit after hit from the “Ladies Of The 80’s” soundtrack; never had there been less appropriate theme music for a restaurant. 1,356 more words

Short Story

Part 1

Finally you call me.

I take the first flight to Paris and meet up with you. It’s been so long, where have you been hiding all this time? 401 more words

Creative Writing


“Tell me that we will work this out,” I begged.

The harsh wind was whipping at my loose, golden hair. Cold air bit at my skin and I wished I had dressed warmer before coming outside. 788 more words




I wasn’t planning on having my past catch up with me today at work. But in my consulting room, on the bed, sat a very familiar person. 349 more words

Flash Fiction