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Fiction - Year IV - Number 26 - July 2019

    BASIL THE GREEK by Mark Halpern

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    BASIL THE GREEKBy Mark Halpern I’d prepared meticulously – beyond any possible need – and waited at the little Starbucks tucked behind the escalator that carries dark-suited bankers and...

    CUTTHROAT GAP by Larry Rose

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    CUTTHROAT GAPBy Larry Rose THE RANCHER CREAKED BACKWARDS on his porch  rocking chair.  His hand shook from age, perhaps, as he pointed out to the box valley in front...

    COWHIDE by Alan Berger

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    COWHIDEby Alan Berger She grew up aware of the process of slaughter.She heard it. She saw saw it, she smelled it, she ate it.That is how it turns up...

    THE BEST COMPANY by Ezra Brooks-Planck

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    THE BEST COMPANYBy Ezra Brooks-Planck The man blinked. He looked around him. There was nothing. He stood in a vast emptiness. There was no light and no dark. All...

    ELECTRICITY by David Rogers

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    ELECTRICITYby David Rogers The whole sky flashed, a searing electric blaze, fading to the blue-brown of the horizon. Lightning here did funny things to a man’s vision. The clouds...

    THE EULOGY by Christopher Cooper

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    THE EULOGYby Christopher Cooper  The day after I sold my novel was my father’s funeral. And while I should have been looking forward to promoting my book, all I...

    A NIGHT OF FIREFLIES by Gail Hosking

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    A NIGHT OF FIREFLIESby Gail Hosking I listen to the story again, the one on the edge of memory ready to be told like something written from the future...

    MOUNTAINS & RAINBOWS by Matthew Vesely

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    MOUNTAINS & RAINBOWSby Matthew Vesely The MountainI stepped over a root crawling along the forest floor, one of the bigger roots, one of the roots that stemmed off into...

    THE FOOD UPON WHICH OTHERS FEAST Thomas Elson

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    THE FOOD UPON WHICH OTHERS FEASTby Thomas Elson We mapped this route generations earlier, and irrespective of origin, the path is the same for everyone. We also dictated a...

    THAT GIRL, SHE SLEEPS IN THE CLOSET by Jessica Milam

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    THAT GIRL, SHE SLEEPS IN THE CLOSETby Jessica Milam Joanna tore open the eviction notice taped to the front door of their apartment, caught her breath, then promised Noah...