The latest two numbers in Frayed Edge Press' Street Smart Series of Short Fiction are now available!
#6 - "Make the Bear Be Nice" by Stephen St. Francis Decky. Both poignant and funny, this story concerns a homeless teen working nights cleaning movie theaters at a South Jersey cineplex. He forms an unlikely friendship with a former high-school classmate and his sister, while also struggling to come to terms with his estranged father. The story culminates with a chaotic uprising during a screening of an annoyingly ubiquitous summer blockbuster kids’ movie.
#7 - The Day is Gone by Shelonda Montgomery. In this story, a Chicago family’s lives are disrupted when two young brothers and their friend discover the body of a local store owner in a ditch. The children are so used to seeing violence in their neighborhood that they don’t bother telling anyone. When their mother finds out, it sets in motion a plan to move the family to a safer neighborhood. Complications arise when their father loses his job and abandons them, leaving their mother to ensure the safety of the family on her own.
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