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Fiction - Year IV - Number 23 - April 2019

    THE HARD WALK by Forrest McElroy

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    THE HARD WALKby Forrest McElroy Tommy struggled to climb out of the car, wobbling precariously until he gained purchase with his crutch. The driver got out of the sleek,...

    WANTED MAN by Anahit Petrosyan

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    WANTED MANby Anahit Petrosyan Now that he was suspended, Levi lied down in the back seat of his car and closed his eyes, going back three weeks to when...

    THE GOOD SHEPHERD by Miles Ryan Fisher

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    THE GOOD SHEPHERDby Miles Ryan Fisher The frail boy cried such big tears in his tiny uniform.At first I didn’t even notice. Our game had just ended in a...

    SOMETHING GRAND by Joann Smith

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    SOMETHING GRANDby Joann Smith “My God, it’s the church,” Mary Ryan cried as she and her neighbors Dora Amato and Eddie and Carol Edmunds turned the corner onto the...

    CHANGING LANGUAGE by Steve Colori

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    CHANGING LANGUAGEby Steve Colori The bluish lights from the television were glowing from the bar. I was out to eat with some friends on a week night and there...

    THE COMPANY HE KEEPS by John Garcia

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    THE COMPANY HE KEEPSby John Garcia He sits at an empty table in Leon Cafe in downtown Guatemala City. Looking up, he watches the uneven, twirling blades of a...

    LETTERS TO JULIA by Sara Cummings

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    LETTERS TO JULIAby Sara Cummings It felt like it had been decades since I’d last been home and driving down the same roads that I’d driven for the first...

    FAITH AND DESTINY by John Tavares

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    FAITH AND DESTINYby John Tavares Things were happening so fast—Faith couldn’t believe how quickly her anger overpowered her. When she discovered her sister took her brand new black yoga...

    CONFETTI PINK AND ASHY by Brian Riley

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    CONFETTI PINK AND ASHYby Brian Riley Burbank, California, the November after September 11 and Brice Cooper has come home early from work yet again. Watching his 3-year-old son, Tyler,...

    BOSON’S BEST by Keay Davidson

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    BOSON'S BESTby Keay Davidson This is the story of how Ester the apple farmer and her trusty sidekick Nick became the heroes of Boson. Of course, I must inform...