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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    CAKE RUSH by Courtnei Hill

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    Cake Rush By Courtnei Hill If being in a baking competition didn’t bring a pit in Sarah’s stomach, it was her fallen cake. Her heartbeat...

    THE LAST GOOD BAD GUY by Patti Cavaliere

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    Richard Ault: I've written fiction since my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Ferguson, praised my story.. Writing, however, was not my career until I retired from many years as a private consultant on organizational...

    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...

    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...

    WELCOME TO THE FUNHOUSE by Wendy Miller Norris

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                The blindfold is yanked from my eyes and I'm looking at Big Mike and Wild Bill, my soon to be fraternity brothers. Surrounded by darkness, not even the sparkle of stars...

    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...