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    NOTES FROM THE FATHER FIELD by Lisa Romeo

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    Notes from the Father Field by Lisa Romeo Though my father never touched the large-number cell phone I once gave him, I like to think that, if he’d lived longer, and had I the patience to...

    CHANGING THE SCORE by Natasha Rai

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    CHANGING THE SCORE ‘When trauma affects us, we can’t fully engage with the present.’ My therapist, Sue, sits back after this pronouncement, face brimming with empathic concern. I stare. What the hell is she talking about?...

    SHORT CIRCUIT by Robert Burns

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    Short Circuit Robert Burns The light extinguished, yet the kinetic shock surged to my feet. The amplitude waxed, like whipped rope, each stronger than the last....

    THE MOST SCARIEST THING by Riley Winchester

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    The Most Scariest Thing I am obsessed with time. The obsession started my sophomore year of college when I had to take a science class with a lab in order to fulfill the science...

    SKIPPING CHURCH by Linda Schifino

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    Skipping Church Pamela was my best friend in second and third grade at Larimer School. She was the first to smile at me when I entered my new second grade classroom. The school principal...

    THE SAD, IRONIC FATE OF SULLIVAN BALLOU by Frank Emerson

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    THE SAD, IRONIC FATE OF SULLIVAN BALLOU Of all the letters associated with the American Civil War, two stand out as arguably the most beautiful and touching – certainly...

    STORM AND THE PARABLE OF LOOKING AT THE FENCE by Bruce Hoppe

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    Storm and the Parable of Looking at the Fence Me: My writing time is my best time, hands down. Wind-humming-through-the-windbreak: Rrrrrreally? Wwwwwwhy’s that? Me: Cuz that’s when I’m safe. Wind-humming-through-the-windbreak: Oooooh? Hooooow so? Me: It’s complicated. Wind-humming-through-the-windbreak: Hmmmmmmm. Me: Look,...

    THE PASSION by Tracy Mann

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    THE PASSION Jesus is condemned to death The news came to me from Brazil in the late 1970s.  The transparent airmail envelope, striped in green and...

    THE RACIST INSIDE US, AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE by Bill Portela

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    The Racist Inside Us, An Evolutionary Perspective THE RACIST INSIDE US: AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE By Bill Portella Out of three-billion sequenced DNA codes in the human genome, chimpanzees share 99% of our hieroglyphs letter for letter. Would eyebrows...

    APPARITIONS OF THE PAST by Aysel Basci

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    APPARITIONS OF THE PASTBy Aysel Basci  From time to time, when I look back on my life and ask myself what my happiest memories are, as some of us...