It’s Complicated

Family is messy and uncontrollable. Just ask anyone with a child in diapers who’s picked cereal out of her hair. But a smashed wildflower from a chubby fist means more than all the clean houses in the world.

Our stories this month are about messy, complicated relationships that bring more than anticipated.

In “The Coyote Howls” by Mary C. Moore, a young woman flees her old life though some pieces of the past can never be left behind.

From R.M. Graves, “Simulation” is a testament to the power of family even when nothing else is certain.

Finally, we have M. Elizabeth Castle’s “31-E”. A mysterious woman holds the power to grant life or death, but an unforeseen connection sets her plan awry.