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Fiction - Year IV - Number 22 - March 2019

    CLOSING TIME by Edith Boyd

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    CLOSING TIMEby Edith Boyd Mr. Colton’s wife sounded nice on the phone. She called the store often, and when she did, I got a good feeling, except when she was upset about one of their...

    STOLEN CANOES by Charles R. Stieren

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    STOLEN CANOESby Charles R. Stieren Backwoods of Mississippi, Present Day            The ice-maker dumped ice into the tray and woke me. I’d fallen asleep on the couch. As I stumbled through the darkness to my bedroom I...

    LUCKY PEOPLE by Christine Terp Madsen

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    LUCKY PEOPLEby Christine Terp Madsen On the eighteenth anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, Bubbe Jozef and Zayde Sofia gave up.We are tired, they wrote, tired of trying to become who...

    ZODIAC COLLEGE by Chukwuebuka Festus

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    ZODIAC COLLEGEby Chukwuebuka Festus Love seeketh not itself to please,Nor for itself hath any care,But for another gives its ease,And builds a heaven in hell’s despair. Love seeketh only self to please,To bind another to its...

    DISAPPEARED SOUNDS by J.C. Sullivan

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    DISAPPEARED SOUNDSby J.C. Sullivan One night the week before last Jane Parker clearly heard the sound of an eight track tape clicking from one track to the next.  She had not heard that click, that...

    A WALK BY THE RIVER by Josh Greenfield

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    A WALK BY THE RIVERby Josh Greenfield There are chemically induced medical conditions that require more than a good sponsor and strict attention to The Steps, many in fact. There is an entire pharmacological industry...

    ANCHORS AWEIGH by Alan Berger

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    ANCHORS AWEIGHby Alan Berger We told and tell people we met in Church.At St. Patrick’s Cathedral yet.That would be a falsehood, but she liked saying it. She called herself “A romantic embellisher”.We met within sighting...

    MINOR KEYS by Eric Stevens

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    MINOR KEYSby Eric Stevens How DARE she yell at me like that! That bitch! Sophie walked down the sidewalk next to her apartment, earbuds placed firmly and playing nothing. She wore her sunglasses, though it was...