Fiction - Year III - Number 10 - November 2017

    HOOK MAN by Michael Warren

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    HOOK MANBy Michael Warren “That’s bull-shit!  There’s no such thing as a Hook Man.”  Inky was quite certain on this point.  “That’s just a story.”There were five of them: ...

    EPIPHANY AND THE ALABASTER ROSE by Adrian Encomienda

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    EPIPHANY AND THE ALABASTER ROSEBy Adrian Encomienda Daylight dimmed beyond Lazaro’s bedroom window, leaving cold fluorescence . He sat at the edge of his bed with a cigarette sticking...

    HARD COAL by Terry Sanville

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    HARD COALBy Terry Sanville Two sisters climb the mine road that disappears into the hills above Cumbola, Pennsylvania. Their breaths smoke in the early light as they struggle through...

    THE CAPPUCCINO by David Heath

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    THE CAPPUCCINOBy David Heath  Jackie Jacobs, helping sort and organize clothing items donated for the church rummage sale, came across a woman’s tangerine linen jacket just like the one...

    THE LADY OF THE HOUSE by Dennis J. Dymek

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    THE LADY OF THE HOUSEBy Dennis J. Dymek No one quite remembered anymore when Bob and Emily Taylor had moved into their remote cottage on the outskirts of town....

    SLEEPWALKING IN THE FROST by Lily Wright

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    SLEEPWALKING IN THE FROSTBy Lily Wright It was still dark when Ben drove the Gator out to the back paddocks to feed the fillies.  The sun was slow to...

    REVELATIONS OF TEN-YEAR-OLD by Saul Hernandez

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    REVELATIONS OF A TEN-YEAR-OLDBy Saul Hernandez  Every Sunday I walk with Him. I knock door to door with Brothers and Sisters from the Jehovah’s Witness Congregation. It usually goes...

    OPEN SECRET by Charlotte Freccia

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    OPEN SECRETBy Charlotte Freccia Cheap white wine and good cocaine at Hen’s house. Scrimp on one to score on the other, I guess. What’s a sweetheart like you doing in...

    WHO YOU’RE DEALING WITH? By Raymond Arcangel

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    WHO YOU’RE DEALING WITHBy Raymond Arcangel Nothing ever looked like it did in the movies. No cozy warm lounge, a half-dozen chairs of leather and wood with their backs...

    A PLACE OF BUSINESS by Bill Schillaci

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    A PLACE OF BUSINESSBy Bill Schillaci When I first entered its life, it was a stamp store, or seemed to be.  It had no business sign, but there was...