Girl Eats Girl // Gnesis Villar – 7214 words
In the weeks before a massive blizzard, two teens become reluctant allies as they confront malevolent forces within a small white community and the surrounding forest.
Sugar Honey Iced Tea // Eden Royce – 5542 words
Overworked and overqualified, Teena’s simply over it when a coveted manager position is given to a newcomer from outside the branch, slippery and sweet as the jar of honey he keeps on his desk.
Old Solomon’s Eyes // Cheryl S. Ntumy – 4900 words
No one in the village of good, God-fearing folk were surprised when Old Solomon’s eyes were stolen, and only young Ludo and Bliss are willing to find the demon responsible.
In the Smile Place // Tobi Ogundiran – 4784 words
The mystery surrounding a terrible night in John’s childhood resurfaces when his younger brother suddenly disappears.
Chrysalis // Aimee Campbell – 3374 words
An ancestor’s pact to protect the bloodline spawns misery for their present-day descendant.
The Blooms of Sorrow // Amanda Helms – 6624 words
Monica struggles to balance her debilitating condition with a fresh rupture of familial strife, and finally considers her mother’s unorthodox coping mechanism for pain.
Waking My Niece to Alienate Her Body in a Green Planet // Zaynab Bobi
It’s a Wonderful Life (In the Kitchen) // Lisa D