By Serena Jayne Inside the secondhand copy of Pride and Prejudice, I find a tattered love note promising a glass of wine and some precious uninterrupted reading time. Had the couple’s relationship flourished or turned brittle and musty like the battered book? An ambiguous ending serves as an invitation to fill in the gaps. I … Continue reading Remnant

One Hit Wonder

By Serena Jayne Sebastian rubbed the shiny lamp. Genie appeared. “Last wish.” “Immortality,” Sebastian said. “’Sunshine Serenade’ went platinum in ’65, but the dawn of disco doomed my song to obscurity. Success doesn’t last forever, but I can.” “Granted,” Genie dissipated into blue mist. Sebastian’s mouth ached. “How very underwhelming.” Newly pointed teeth sliced his … Continue reading One Hit Wonder