There are bones of the dead everywhere, and they’re sharp. Under your
feet as you walk across your yard, in the cement of buildings, under the
foundation of your home, in the coffee
you drink, in the food you eat. Science estimates 100 billion human
beings have lived and died. There are bones everywhere. There are
skeletons everywhere, from universities to unnamed places we really
don’t want to know about. We love skeletons as we are walking skeletons.
There’s an old phrase about skeletons in the closet. What if the
skeleton in your closet is real? When we look at strangers, friends and
family we fail to see the skull behind the face. And the eyes of skulls
are dark and deep. These works of art, poetry and short stories cut
deep. To the bone.
James S. Dorr Mary Genevieve Fortier Robert Edward Petras C. Rowe Barnett Mathias Jansson Judith Roney DJ Tyrer Patricia Anabel Jerry Langdon Jerry Langdon Lemmy Rushmore Richard King Perkins II Judith Skillman Jane Blanchard Alex S. Johnson David Slater David S. Pointer Lemmy Rushmore DJ Tyrer Michael Tugendhat Flash Fiction Tonya L. De Marco Rachel Anding R.T.Sirk Matthew Wilson Essel Pratt Alessandro Manzetti Magenta Nero Russ Bickerstaff Short stories Scáth Beorh T Maxim Simmler Steve Foreman Phil Sloman John Ledger Alexander Sawyer-Irish Dona Fox David Schütz II K.Z. Morano Sheldon Woodbury Kerry E.B. Black Michael Kellar Josh Pritchett John W. Dennehy Barry Rosenberg Roger Cowin Lesa Pascavis Smith Doug Rinaldi Michael Faun Mike Jansen