A Perfect Summer Day by Milton P. Ehrlich

A Perfect Summer Day by Milton P. Ehrlich A perfect day begins the night before. A mackerel net is set in a fireball of a setting sun. Up at dawn before marauding seals have cleaned off the catch, I fillet them on the shore tossing bloody entrails to screeching gulls hovering overhead I deliver aContinue reading “A Perfect Summer Day by Milton P. Ehrlich”

The Fishermen by Lynn White

The Fishermen by Lynn White The wall ran all along one side of the bay, steps up from the port at one end, down to the beach at the other. I climbed up the steps and looked over. So many fish. Huge fish. Swirling silver moons in a day blue sky. A net would haveContinue reading “The Fishermen by Lynn White”

Madrid by Jennifer Lagier

Madridby Jennifer Lagier Policía wear blue uniforms, twirl submachine guns,form a mandatory reception line leading to the terminalwhere I’m divested of purse and belt, subjected to a full body scan. In the bullet train coach car, passengers sit, two by two.An attendant pushes a squeaky cart down the narrow aisle,dispenses espresso, newspapers, travel advice. GreenContinue reading “Madrid by Jennifer Lagier”