GROWN-UP CHILD By Idalis Nieves

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GROWN-UP CHILDBy Idalis Nieves  It’s been almost four months since I’ve read a book for pure leisure. It’s been almost a year since I’ve enjoyed a movie or TV...

BLUEBERRY DOGS by Sara Wetmore

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Blueberry Dogs I am six years old and I am stapling a stack of printer paper together, right in the center where I’ve folded a sharp crease so that...

ZOMBIE RUN by Teresa Douglas

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I step out of the house and wince as the cool spring air hits the skin beneath my running pants. It’s early but not too early—my only company the murder of crows...

HUMBOLDT By Thomas Larsen

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HUMBOLDTBy Tom Larsen “Get the gate for me will ya, pardner?”He’s been calling everyone “pardner” for a week now in clear violation of the code. I work the twisted...

THE SPACE BETWEEN DARKNESS AND LIGHT By Cathy Beaudoin

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THE SPACE BETWEEN DARKNESS AND LIGHTby Cathy Beaudoin The truth is I’m scared. Meetings with auditors, lawyers, investment bankers, and other financial executives are a faded memory. The days...

SHAPING BEHAVIOR By Isabelle Runge

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SHAPING BEHAVIORby Isabelle Runge I pressed my foot firmly into the gas pedal, maneuvering in and out of lanes at an anxious pace. With one hand on the wheel,...

CLOSING TIME by Sidney Burris

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CLOSING TIMEby Sidney Burris I’ve been obsessing recently about eschatology, the kind of word you shouldn’t use in a first sentence.  It’s too stuffy.  But I’m obsessing about it...

SAN BERNARDINO – By Taylor Hall

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SAN BERNARDINOBy Taylor Hall I ask if she minds if I kiss her, and she says she doesn’t. She never minds, big eyes always fixed on the sky, or...

BIG AND BIGGER LIES: Did We All Just Fall Off the Turnip Truck? By...

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Recently I came across a magazine that featured photos of postcards inmates of the Nazi death camps at Lublin had written in the early 1940’s. The inmates were urged to send postcards...

FEAR OF REJECTION CAN DROWN by Nathan Sweem

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An artist's ability to maneuver waves of rejection often determines the fate of her career. Sooner or later, she finds that not everyone shares her intense love for her artwork. No matter...