Fiction - Year VII - Number 51 - November 2021

    FAMILY SECRETS by Chris Morey

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    Baz came swinging down our street, whistling some last-year’s hit, out of tune. After nine months banged up courtesy of Her Majesty, he was as happy as anyone would be.

    DROWNING IN SILVERFISH by Lauren Colwell Steinke

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    I met myself the day before the Fourth of July. I was sitting in a nondescript coffee shop in my hometown, they’d torn down the deli I used to go to with...

    THE ONE WITH THE BAG by Carlos Reynoso

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    “Sorry for the tough way we brought you here, but it was for security and important purposes,” said a man with a tone of a mix between a young person and an...

    THE CELESTIAL DIPLOMAT by Vivien Schwarz

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    The Celestial Diplomat             He arrived three quarters past midnight, on foot. His car lay in a ravine a mile down the road, and his jeans and feet were...

    THE BRIEF, UNHAPPY EXISTENCE OF GAY DOBBIN by Randall Ivey

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         As one year ends and another begins, one invariably, inevitably waxes nostalgic, particularly with regard to those he has lost, they being the most important people to him.  My parents, Emory...