Fiction - Year VI - Number 48 - May 2021

    THREE SIDES TO EVERY STORY by Brooke Reynolds

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    Three Sides to Every Story The Woman                 Collapsing structures, boarded up windows, and heaping mounds of trash are what I see from my office window...

    EMPTY FRAME by Delancy Gunther

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    Empty Frame By: Delancy Gunther Ben’s paintbrush danced across the canvas in unwavering arcs. Greens and blues splashed together in vibrant harmony, a clear midday sky...

    FALCONS OF KILLDARY by Chris Nelson

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                As she walks out of the Pembroke Funeral Parlor beside her husband, a flash of light near the summit of Killdary Mountain causes Anne to stop at the top of the...

    USELESS FELLOW by Balu Swami

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    Useless fellow by Balu Swami Wayne was still a farm boy even though he had left the farm over a decade ago. He was still the...

    WEDDING DANCE by Stephen Day

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    WEDDING DANCE He was winning. The little blue marble that kept rolling around the turntable fell more often than he expected on his number or his color. Roulette waa...

    THIRTEEN by Alyssa Taylor

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    “We have to go,” Christian whispered to himself.  Four months, twenty-three days, seventeen hours, forty minutes, and twenty-six seconds was how long it took to plan this heist.

    THE MEMORY KEEPER by Destinee Jones

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    Benio sank deeper and deeper into Mr. Walters’s consciousness. The elevator in Mr. Walters’s mind sped past his recent memories, then slowed down for the ones still rooted deep in his psyche. His retirement party, from a...

    THE CIGARETTE PACT by Dennis Mitton

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    “Rachel saw the ghost again last night,” Julie said, already deep in bed. “Great.” Sam rolled his eyes, pulling on a tee-shirt. “She’s got me afraid to work in...

    BRINGERS by Brianna Kemper

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    Bringers By: Brianna Kemper The doctor and nurses were rushing around. The beeping starts to speed up as the mother struggles to stay alive. A few...

    MAYONAISE by Adam Matson

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    Mayonaise Melissa stood at the kitchen counter, making a sandwich. Her phone chimed with a text message from Allison: “Chris Ritter committed suicide.” For some reason, the first thing...