Last Girl in the Bar

by Jerri Bell

When cold February rain swept in from the Black Sea to drench the port city of Varna, Mila pored over the postcard from her merchantman father and imagined herself in Florida: clean sugar-sand beaches and bright umbrellas, tanned men, a purse brimful of ink-scented, green dollar bills.

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How to Grieve for Hyacinths

by Clayton Bradshaw

Step 1. Go Online

You find out about the friend’s death through social media. Usually Facebook, since these deaths come from old Army buddies, most of whom have never enjoyed much human interaction while sober.

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