Category: Fiction

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Something’s Wrong with David

Fiction by Linda A. Prince

Norah waited six months for her husband to return from Vietnam. Every morning, she wondered if David was alive, or half-alive, or if he was a corpse, or the remains of a man who couldn’t be identified because David was always losing things and had most likely lost his ID tag in the depths of a jungle which, in one of her nightmares, had swallowed David whole.

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Paloma

Excerpt from “House of Hunger” by Uzodinma Okehi

Mist. Like steam, listing, through karst cliffs dense with trees. And green. So-called, finger mountains.

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Wax Palm and Bougainvillea

Fiction by Casey Bell

Juan Carlos replanted my hydrangeas and lilies into large clay pots on rolling casters so I could rearrange them on my own, so I could be sure they had the perfect balance of light and shade through summer and spring.

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Shit Pond

Fiction by Casey DW Jones

It all started shortly after we killed that possum. Coop and I were down at the Sandpits, an old gravel quarry filled with water, a half mile south of our trailer.

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Split Level

Fiction by Patrina Corsetti

+++I didn’t take the transfer in order to advance my career. I don’t have a career. I’m twenty-three and I work for a large hotel chain as an assistant front desk associate/maid substitute.

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