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Fiction - Year VI - Number 46 - March 2021

    THE LAST GOOD BAD GUY by Patti Cavaliere

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    It’s ten o’clock on Sunday morning when the thunder of a Harley stops in my driveway.  Two slices of raisin bread toast and a mug of Columbian are before me on the...

    JUNKYARD DOG by Henry Alan Paper

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    JUNKYARD DOG             I was fifteen and rabid, roaming the streets of Los Angeles like a wild dog, watching videogames on TV, old boxing matches on YouTube, Tik-Tok and...

    SPLIT THE G by Jack Hutchinson

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    Split the G Henry sat down at the Auld Shillelagh and made a dismal attempt at splitting the G. The black settled just above the bottom of the harp....

    THE DOORKEEPER by Allissa Barker

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                The red-nosed boy stole half of my soul. His dark, empty eyes stared up at me, unblinking. He had dark circles underneath his unmoving eyes and a scar trailing down his...

    SECURITY by Elissa Field

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    Security When her son, Tavo, first came into her room – light on, 3 a.m., cat swiveling its head away from the noises in the yard below to the...

    THE MEMORIAL OF MRS. E. BENJAMIN HANNECKER by Sarah Schiff

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    I’ve thought a lot about what I’d say if I were the one leading Mrs. Hannecker’s memorial service today. It’s a fantasy, I know. I’m just a coworker. But memorizing lines is...

    TUPPERWARE by Alan Massey

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    Alan Massey Tupperware, and the Little Red Sliver for a Second Hand             After my mother’s DUI, I took to driving her to her depressing little...

    437 WILTON STREET by Zach Murphy

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    437 Wilton Street (A Brick Story) Charlie’s wistful heart tingles as he pulls up to 437 Wilton Street, the apartment building from his childhood. Everything is gone but the...

    PELIOS HAS DEPARTED by Reed Kuehn

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    Pelios Has Departed DSM-5 Criteria for PTSD Criterion A (one required): The person was exposed to: death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury,...

    HUNGRY by Liz Shine

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    Hungry It’s a typical boring Saturday. Susie woke two hours ago, but is still lying in bed, thinking. She stares at the top-bunk ceiling, breathing the air of her...