Three Stories by Barry Peters

A breeze blows through the window in the middle of the summer night. Jean-Michel, lying awake beside Brigitte, raises both hands, feels the air against his palms, closes his fingers into fists.

“Oarsmen Wanted” by Joe Milan Jr.

Every other Sunday night, dad manned the rudder while we rowed the one-eighth replica Viking ship east across the bay.

“It’s All Good” by Brittany Ackerman

I meet my boss for lunch at Kaya Sushi House in Mar Vista.  It’s not quite Venice Beach and not quite Culver City either, somewhere in between the two.  I’m in a plaid skirt and a grey muscle tee with my leather jacket.  I’m trying out the badass LA look, which I feel confident enough today to pull off.