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Fiction - Year IV - Number 24 - May 2019

    DRESSING THE PART by Deirdre Fagan

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    DRESSING THE PARTby Deirdre Fagan  The dress was boxed in 1990.  The box still had the dry cleaner's receipt attached to its slightly yellowed side.  Behind the cellophane window,...

    A HARD CALL TO MAKE by Kristine Sarasin

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    A HARD CALL TO MAKEby Kristine Sarasin  Before she got to the restaurant Shyanne had thought that a pair of dark wash jeans, tiny black heels, and a white...

    THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER by Alethea Tyler

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    THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHERby Alethea Tyler   One, two, three, four taps against the side of her thigh. To ground her. To calm her. Four was the perfect number. Divisible...

    HUNG JURY by Alan Berger

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    HUNG JURYby Alan Berger The depressing envelope in Penny Bankey’s mailbox was surrounded by other depressing envelopes that went by the name of Bill now due.But this envelope out...

    AFTERMATH by Libby Belle

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    AFTERMATHby Libby Belle     She walked barefoot along the boardwalk, as she had done many times as a child, and now an adult, she saw things much clearer. The roughness...

    A QUIET MAN by A. Elizabeth Herting

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    A QUIET MANby A. Elizabeth Herting   They came from every corner of the land, making the long, sad pilgrimage to the place in the middle he called home....

    MOVIE LIFE by Ken O’Steen

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    MOVIE LIFEby Ken O'Steen   I remembered the sun and the warmth and the tall palms. I thought about them during the New Hampshire winters, though I remembered few...

    FIRST SPRING SEASON by Daniel Picker

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    FIRST SPRING SEASONby Daniel Picker   My father disappeared in the dark that late winter when the nights still ran long into the mornings and the day still ran...

    COUSIN ITT by Bruce Kamei

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    COUSIN "ITT"by Bruce Kamei “Can I have a Rover here at sixty-nine and seventy?” an immigration inspector asked over the radio.            “What’s the problem?” asked INS Acting Supervisory Immigration...