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Teenage Apostate

Nonfiction by Mike Jeffrey

People sang loud at Keswick, so I sang loud, and I didn’t fall asleep during the sermons as I often did back home. I read along when scripture was quoted instead of flipping to the verses about boobs in Song of Songs.

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Adirondack Express

Fiction by Zachary F. Gerberick

By the time the three had reached the cabin, Hunter could feel the first waves of opiate withdrawal—a subtle restlessness unraveling inside his chest, spreading like a parasite.

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Inheritance, Listed

Fiction by Sean Alan Cleary

 

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Paul has a problem, which is he cannot seem to wake up early enough. He likes the silence of mornings in spring before the birds even wake — the flat light of May mornings in Cambridge. Now, though, even in the dark, he hears his son stirring in the other room.

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The Fool Killer

By Michael Poore

They were going to hang John.

        John was five. He lived on a farm with his aunt and uncle and some cousins, and an eighty-year-old grandmother they called Big Ma.

        Big Ma wasn’t big. She was a frail old lady, and they all treated her like she might break at the slightest touch. She never did, break, though, until John broke her.

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Letters to Jim Harrison

fiction by Sean Lovelace

Letter to Jim Harrison #13

Another winding down, December. Thus attempting to name more trees, a field guide and close study of bark and berry and leaf. But it isn’t snagging the brain, too much folly. Still too jumpy to stop and seriously consider the rain, only the sound—ticking and tapping—only the gray brushstrokes of mist, touching over here this hillside, over there the crumbling stone silo…my son squinted doubtfully into a sideways squall and I said, “Don’t worry. Deer don’t get wet. Only hunters do.”  

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