Two lovely portraits of place this week. Peter Neil Carroll takes us to Alabama and Nancy J. Rodwan takes us to Oklahoma.

Two delicious shorts this week demonstrate how what goes up must come down.

Marc J. Sheehan spins a surreal story of dislocation.

Marc Swan shares the frailty of a human stacked against a machine.

And special thank you to Jerry at for fixing the WORK website after an update locked our editor out.

Furlough, car accidents, and a  Hong Kong rollerdisco lesbian vampire kungfu movie illustrate intensity and concern in R.V. Branham's tasty story.

Lowered Expectations: Any job where the paychecks don't bounce is sufficient for Steve Theme in this week's story.

Steve has rocked the pages of WORK before. Read his Junkyard Royalty.