Fiction - Year VI - Number 46 - March 2021

    MAYA by Meghana Karanjkar

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    MAYA Her tiny fingers tightly clutched the backpack . A small, pink suitcase lay by her feet. She and Alice sat next to each other on the dark beige,...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    REMEMBER HAWAII by Mickki Garrity

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    Remember Hawaii Thud, thud, thud, thud. The sound reaches through my dreamless sleep and I struggle to open my eyes against the brightness of the windows.

    ONE OF THOSE LIFE-ALTERING DECISIONS by George Gad Economou

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    One of Those Life-Altering Decisions Alan climbed on the bus at 7.32am, just like he’d done every morning for the past ten years. Staring dead ahead...

    AROUND THE CORNER by Delancy Gunther

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    Around the Corner My heart beat fast against my chest as I ran down the halls of the office. What once was my solitude now became a maze, twisting...

    A SUBTERRANEAN PURGATORY by Mitchell Near

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    A Subterranean Purgatory by Mitchell Near When I was a boy, I took the bus to school. I had no other choice. Too...

    LOST by Michael Emeka

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    Lost By Michael Emeka Night had fallen by the time I returned from hawking banana for Mummy. I stood the large steel tray against the wall...

    RETURNING by Audrey Renner

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    Returning By Audrey Renner             Felicity examines the halls of The Great’s Garden Museum one last time. Her footsteps echo through the dark, empty museum. She...