Fiction - Year VI - Number 46 - March 2021

    THE BIOLOGY OF COURAGE by Mark Blickley

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    Photograph by Katya Shubova “The Biology of Courage” by Mark Blickley My name is Jull Soares...

    EDENVILLE DAM by Richard Ault

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    Edenville Dam Hazel Thomas got the first alert on her pager just after midnight on a rainy Tuesday night in mid-May. It was followed by a text on her...

    CRUSH by Charlotte Gorrell

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    Crush Sweat beaded down her forehead, fire seemed to dance down her shoulders and back. Her thighs stuck like Velcro to the seat and her ribs began to bruise...

    TO BALANCE THE TALLY by Vipul Lunia

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    To Balance the Tally Summer Winds from the west were teasing the tamarinds in the Grove. Farm Lands were nude like a new born. The hot air made it...

    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...

    DOG DAYS by Julia Gross

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    Dog Days by  J. F. Gross             First her dog died, then her mother. Truth be told, it was the dog Beth missed....

    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...

    THE PIZZA PLACE by Anthony Tanner

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                I enjoy walking home from work. The night air is filled with sounds of late-night lovers and alleyway cats fighting over the days trash. A sense of ease as life continues...

    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...

    UNDERLYING CONDITION by Vincent Barry

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    Underlying Condition When I was mustering out— Whoa! I’m not talking anything as intrepid as Ranger Company for Field Force II. No, no, the Peace Corps...