Leave Behind

By Cailey Underhill

The air in his hometown was so dry his knuckles cracked and bled. He still runs his fingers over the scars whenever he feels homesick


This is Cailey’s second guest 25! Cailey is an educator living in rural northern New York. She is currently seeking representation for her first novel, a YA romance. She’s been writing for nearly as long as she’s been able to hold a pen, and her first story was “The Fruit Loop and Cheerios War” (really).

If you would like to contact her, Cailey’s email is cailey.u0810@yahoo.com

Note from the Editor: Cailey got married last weekend! Yay!

At The Louvre

By Sylvia Heike

The greatest minds in history showed me what I had forgotten. Life comes in colours–only mine was black. On my lips, Mona Lisa smiled.


Sylvia Heike is a speculative fiction writer from Finland. She also Dabbles in other genres and poetry. She’s currently working on her first novel that features androids. Her stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Mad Scientist Journal, SpeckLit, and other publications. When not writing, she enjoys hare spotting in her garden and long walks in the forest.

Find out more at www.sylviaheike.com or follow her on Twitter @sylviaheike

Playing with Fire

By Slee Brown

I didn’t enjoy the sarcasm as much as when we were first married. I decided to use the lighter fluid to prove it to him.


Saralee Brown is a bookseller living in Upstate New York. She has eclectic  interests including art, writing flash fiction, music, and general mischievousness. By taking the Precisely 25 challenge, she is reaching new heights in her aspiring writing career.

You can reach Saralee via Facebook as Slee Brown or follow her on Twitter @slee_brown.

Look Before You Leap

By Cailey Underhill

We took bets on whether stones could knock the nest down. I won. I didn’t realize there were eggs inside. I built a tiny grave.


Cailey Underhill is an educator living in rural northern New York. She is currently seeking representation for her first novel, a YA romance. She’s been writing for nearly as long as she’s been able to hold a pen, and her first story was “The Fruit Loop and Cheerios War” (really). She hopes she’s graduated to a new level of writerly accomplishment by taking on the Precisely 25 challenge.

If you would like to contact her, Cailey’s email is cailey.u0810@yahoo.com