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Joy Comes in the Morning

Let’s grab a beer, my father told me one Saturday. I was up visiting, and he hadn’t said much to me all day–he’d ask the basic questions; I’d answer them–but then, in the middle of the baseball game we were watching, he shut off the television and asked if I wanted to head with him to Hamill’s, the bar and restaurant he always went to after work. Sure, I said. And we got in the car and went down the street. This is only the second time I’ve visited him. […]

PreTeena January 23-29, 2017

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Baby Sitter

"Modified Road King." "What mods?" Josh inhaled deeply. "Engine: 88 with oil cooler. Changed the cams to S&S gear drives with 510 lift. Took out the fuel injection and replaced it with an S&S Super E, Yost Power Tube, S&S manifold and Pingle High Flow petcock. S&S Tear Drop air cleaner cover with a K&N filter. Screaming Eagle Hi Performance ignition unit with a 6200 rpm rev limiter. Accell Super Coil, Fire Wire plug wires and spiral wound metal core wires. Accell Platinum tip plugs. Five speed tranny with Barnett […]

Baby Sitter

Check out Mike Baron’s Bad Road Rising, Book 1: Biker, now available in paperback and ebook. Kraushaar Ford occupied a half block on Michigan Blvd. in Waukesha. It was 11:00 am on a bright Thursday morning in September when Josh kicked out his Harley on the wide concrete apron outside the showroom. Kraushaar Ford was a long, low, gleaming white building with a hint of art deco, a glimpse of the future from a Fifties-era Mechanix Illustrated. Josh entered the chill interior. It smelled pleasantly of coffee and lemons. A […]

January 16, 2017- January 22

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Liberty Island 2016: Year In Review

Last year we published a variety of creative works across mediums and genres. Would you like to participate this year? Send us your best short stories, poetry, nonfiction, and art at [email protected] January Personality Test science fiction by Frank Fleming The Cursive Code futuristic satire by Pierre Comtois Everyone Should Build Their Own Pirate Ship a blog-essay by David Swindle February 50 Shades of Ayn Rand? an essay by Marc Fitch Ode to the Southwest meditative fiction by Michael Finch What a Smile Can Do a poem by Jamie Glazov […]


Available on Amazon in paperback, ebook, and audio-book. Book Description: Rico has a problem. The experimental program that gave him the high intelligence and lightning reflexes he needs as a hit man for a galactic crime syndicate left him incapable of internalizing moral imperatives the rest of us take for granted. It takes real effort for him to pass as a normal human being and he avoids it whenever he can. But he has a job he loves, a fast ship and plenty of cash. So life is good. When […]

The Big Bang, Volume One of the Lonesome George Chronicles

Now available on Amazon in paperback, ebook, and audio-book. Book Description: In this page-turning post-apocalyptic thriller, Roy M. Griffis explores an alternate timeline in which America falls victim to a coordinated attack by Islamic jihadists and Chinese Communists. It’s 2008 and George W. Bush is still president. Three years later, the man called “Lonesome George” is in hiding, leading the resistance from a secret location. Multiple plot lines skillfully braid the tales of resistance fighters in various parts of the country. Whistler is the hard-bitten commander of a military unit […]

The Violet Crow: A Bruno X Psychic Detective Mystery

Now available on amazon in paperback and ebook Book description: A brutal murder stuns the quiet South Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia. No grieving parents come forward to claim the unknown girl’s body, and there aren’t any clues. The police are inexperienced. The local media are casting blame and demanding answers. A mini-culture war is brewing… So what do the civic leaders do? They hire Bruno X, Psychic Detective. No joke, the guy’s got talent. And a track record. Sure, his psychic shtick is a bit unorthodox. Yet, somehow, he gets […]