by Caneel Cheskin My prince guided me onto the balcony. Above, the dark sky hid behind wispy clouds. Orchestral music floated through the air. He bowed, offering me his hand. … Continue Reading “Balcony” – Microfiction March Madness Contest HONORABLE MENTION
by Richard P. Mayer Punching a tattered time card, robotically, her life is completed in small portions each night. She is a time-worn book nearing its final chapter, faded with … Continue Reading “The Night Worker (The D Train)” – Microfiction March Madness Contest HONORABLE MENTION
by Christopher Palmer Distorted and pale, projected on the ceiling. The familiar, warm buzzsaw sound. The feeling already starting to leave my hands. “Hello?” “Oh, hey.” “Yeah.” “Yeah, I’m just … Continue Reading “A Blue Light on the Ceiling; A Cold Vein in My Arm” – Microfiction March Madness Contest WINNER
First Place Winner of the Comfort Contest: Samantha DeFlitch
Second Place Winner of the Comfort Contest: Caneel Cheskin
Third Place Winner of the Comfort Contest: Hudson Sirois
Writing can be one spectacular coping mechanism for disaster, and the past year has inspired many brilliant pieces. But turning pain into art about pain is one thing. How can … Continue Reading Comfort Contest!
by Melissa Knopp, Horror Flash Fiction 1st Place Contest Winner Agnes’ dream had been loud. She opened her eyes to a sudden quiet, an abrupt stillness that made her fingers … Continue Reading Agnes
by Colton Park, Horror Flash Fiction 2nd Place Contest Winner It may appear very strange, but what lay before you is an imminent destiny shared by those who frolic in … Continue Reading The Truth
by John Pich, Horror Flash Fiction 3rd Place Contest Winner You get a text early on in the night. It’s your buddy, Joe. “Zombies on Main St.” Yeah? It’s Halloween. … Continue Reading Inevitable
Those of us at The River would like to thank all of you who sent in your work for our fall contest. We enjoyed reading this round of competition immensely … Continue Reading Horror Flash Fiction Contest Winners!
by Cori Schneider, Nostalgia Contest 1st place winner Cori Schneider was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently attending the University of Maine Farmington and majoring in creative … Continue Reading I didn’t realize you would be the one to take my life
by Ciera Miller, Nostalgia Contest 2nd place winner Dear France, I have been feeling nostalgia lately. Nostalgia for your nine meter room, down the hall your kitchen that’s only open … Continue Reading Dear France
by Mark Bennion, Nostalgia Contest 3rd place winner For the past two decades Mark and his family have made their home in the Upper Snake River Valley about 60 miles … Continue Reading Ode to the Accordion
After great deliberation, we have finally selected the winners for the Nostalgia Contest! Thank you to all who participated. We received so many wonderful submissions and had a blast reading … Continue Reading Nostalgia Contest Winners!