Late Shift

I steal home in the morning to find my younger brother on his knees. Pike’s fingers are jammed into something that looks like an engine. There’s newspaper covering the floor, and he wipes the grease off his hands before eyeballing …



Technically, the condition was inoperable. The doctors had never seen anything like it and neither had the dressmakers.

The girls lived in the old farmhouse on the top of the hill with their sweet mother Linda. It’s not the kind …

The Push Pull

You are what’s new
under the sun.
You are not what you were yesterday.
You are not
even what you are
You are not even under the sun.



Jeff Schwaner lives in Staunton, Virginia with his wife