Fiction - Year IV - Number 24 - May 2019

    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...

    NOTHING FOR YOU HERE by Mitchell Waldman

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    NOTHING FOR YOU HEREby Mitchell Waldman   I've got bad news: there is nothing for you here. Nothing.Do you want to go through life in a dream state?You are...

    VALIDATION by Ivanka Fear

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    VALIDATIONby Ivanka Fear       I lost my identity today. Seriously, I woke up this morning and couldn’t for the life of me remember who I am. Maybe I’m still dreaming, I...

    PIT STOP EXISTENCE by Margery Bayne

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    PIT STOP EXISTENCEby Margery Bayne   “The pay is shit, but money’s money.”It was the first thing Steve said to Nathan after staring him down when he first stepped...

    CORA by Olivia Du Pont

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    CORAby Olivia Du Pont  “The first thing I remember was that everyone was yelling around me, my mother was crying, and the last thing I remember was seeing was...

    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...

    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....

    THE LAST DAY OF GUSTAVO BUSTAMANTE

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    THE LAST DAY OF GUSTAVO BUSTAMANTEby Conor O'Brian Barnes A noble life is of no account, Gustavo Bustamante thought to himself. Death is a vulture feeding on jackals and lions...

    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,...