The Difference by Sandy Day

From the library I took two books one of God poems one of love And read them side by side each day and could not see the difference. O’ that you would kiss me with the kisses of your mouth! prays the solemn Sol. Surely God is not some gentle reaper but a rapacious rapper … Continue reading

Dominant Genes By Laura Hallman

It was too rainy for July. I huddled my shoulders and cupped my hand around my mouth, blowing into it to keep warm crossing the parking lot.  I approached the boy sitting on the bench outside the bus terminal.  Billy—seventeen and clever and carrot-topped and way too damn sure of himself.  He was still Billy, … Continue reading

Fixed Points in the Universe By Ashley Bethard

  This is her memory (hers, not mine; we are not the same): The cold is a smell; the smell, a particular memory – one that has stuck with me for years, long after I convinced myself I had no use for it. “The Shop,” as we called it, was an old garage-style building, large … Continue reading

Sea Giraffe Martius Contest Now Accepting Submissions!

Sea Giraffe‘s Martius Contest accepts submissions for previously unpublished fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. The contest runs every year, accepting work throughout the month of March. The goal of the Martius contest is to discover, recognize, and publish pieces of creative work that have gone undiscovered, unrecognized, and unpublished up until now. One overall winner … Continue reading