THE LAST VISIT By Debra Neumann

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THE LAST VISITby Debra Neumann    I’m driving up to see you one last time.  Our years of daily communion will soon end.  I should be thinking about this, finding words –  the right...

ON LOSING THINGS By Serene Jansen

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ON LOSING THINGSby Serene Jansen    A three week break from a two year shit show            I met Drew when I was eighteen years old. I just finished my first semester of college and...

WHEN LOVE WAS A STORY WORTH TELLING by Mathieu Cailler

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    WHEN LOVE WAS A STORY WORTH TELLINGby Mathieu Cailler   Maybe it’s because I’m a writer, maybe it’s because I’m a romantic, maybe it’s simply that I’m a sucker for a good story, but...

DANCING WITH MY MOTHER By Nancy Nau Sullivan

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DANCING WITH MY MOTHER by Nancy Nau Sullivan My mother left me for three months with my Aunt Margaret when I was a newborn. She went to...

IN LOVE AND WAR By Dufflyn Lammers

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IN LOVE AND WARBy Dufflyn Lammers I couldn’t bear watching him walk through the rain with his head wet, so I bought two umbrellas, one for myself and one...

OF KIEV, COWS, AND COUNTRY FOLKS by John Walters

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OF KIEV, COW’s AND COUNTRY FOLKSby John S. Walters    In 2011 I received a modest windfall, which any sensible person nearing retirement would have added to his modest nest egg. But this money...

THROUGH THE FOG OF TIME By Jeffrey James Higgins

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THROUGH THE FOG OF TIMEby Jeffrey James Higgins                All your dreams are on their waySee how they shineOh, if you need a friendI’m sailing right behindLike a bridge over...

DOES BURKE MATTER By Judson Blake

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DOES BURKE MATTER?by Judson Blake When I was small, in what seems like pre-history now, I had passionate arguments with college students about the National Debt, which I believed...

LIFE JACKET by Leslie Tucker

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LIFE JACKETby Leslie Tucker  The veins in the man’s thick forearms are distended and his biceps bulge. He squats with thighs stretched wide, corrugated soles of his boots balanced...