My short story The Shape Of Immortality is up in Volume 16 of Emprise Review.
"It’s the girl he loves from afar, with her sad dark eyes and their thick lashes. He believes her eyes mourn for all loss, that they could understand a fatherless fisher-boy in a way other eyes could not. The boy wishes he could tell her this. That he could hold her close and whisper it into her ear and somehow backlight those eyes with a subtle joy. But the boy is still just a boy and he falls mute with adolescent fear."
The issue is huge and includes writing from folks like Ethel Rohan, Gary Moshimer and a whole slew of talented writers. I’m honored to be included in the mix. A big thanks to the fiction editor Amber Sparks. She’s doing some great stuff over there and is also Writer in Residence over at Necessary Fiction for September. So get to visiting, good stuff awaits.