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Fiction - Year II - Number 6 - March 2017

    THE RANSOM – A short story by Daniel Davis

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    THE RANSOMBy Daniel Davis          They arrived fifteen minutes ahead of schedule.  Mark started to invite them in, but the lead man, roughly the size of a small shed,...

    WORRIED FATHER-TO-BE – A short story by Norbert Kovacs

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    WORRIED FATHER-TO-BEBy Norbert Kovacs The doctor had disliked how the medical student had cleaned a wound during operation and wanted to talk about it during his break. The doctor...

    TWIN ESCALADE – A short story by John Tavares

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    TWIN ESCALADEBy John Tavares Gasping, David called from the telephone in the hospital emergency department. After three attempts, he remembered his niece’s cell phone number. Coughing, he called Sofia...

    FIRST MOVE – A short story by Sara Mortimer-Boyd

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    FIRST MOVEBy Sara Mortimer-Boyd Identical houses emerged in great numbers to encircle this secluded desert wilderness. Patty had nothing to do, so on the Saturday morning before voting day,...

    SCRY – A short story by Jason D. Grunn

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    SCRY  By Jason D. Grunn             I’m getting sick of waiting. I’ll have a trapping expert within the next hour? They shouldhave extended that estimate by two, or even three....

    TOXIC – A short story by Nya Jackson

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    VIOLET ABSTRACTby Nya Jackson I wasn’t able to bail Violet out of jail the third time she got arrested because she died in police custody. She’d only been in...

    BOYS by Mathias Byerly

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    BOYSBy Mathias Byerly             A crowd of about a hundred newly high school graduates burst out in enthusiasm, tossing their caps into the air. The crowd disperses after a...

    PURGATION by Thomas Elson

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    PURGATIONBy Thomas Elson Friday, February 19, 1982. Berdan Daily Tribune. The Ninnescah County Sheriff’s Department reported a Roads and Bridges employee discovered a partially nude female body near a...

    SERVICES by Jim Zinaman

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    SERVICESBy Jim Zinaman The crunch of little white stones beneath his tires ceased as Jimmy braked to a stop in a Ford Escort rental.  A long and winding driveway...

    THE WONDERER by David Massey

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    THE WONDERERBy David Massey In all times Eadwine has known the loneliness of a Frankenstein’s monster, without father, mother, or natural ties, and little wonder is it that the...