Snapshot – Short Story by L. Breen

Snapshot – Short Story by L. Breen

All of her family photos are amateur in the purest, most endearing sense, characterized by eyes squinted shut and flies shamelessly unzipped, and although the background may change – the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Lincoln Memorial -- the photos come in only two standard compositions: her standing beside her mother and her standing beside [...]

Styrofoam – Short Story by L. Breen

Styrofoam – Short Story by L. Breen

She prefers paper cups to Styrofoam. Styrofoam is too kind on the hands. She always thinks that to hold a Styrofoam cup feels safe, and therefore the liquid inside is at perfect drinking temperature. Only after the initial sip and burnt tongue does she ever find out otherwise. She had done that very thing just [...]

Autobiography, A Concerto in Three Parts – By L. Breen

Autobiography, A Concerto in Three Parts – By L. Breen

I: Rubbernecking To be read with much distrust, as lyrics translated from a dead language. A scene pulled from the depths of a child’s memory. We were packed in the car, driving to somewhere or away from something.  Nausea was just setting in or only beginning to wane. The sky was slate gray, indicating some [...]