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Fiction - Year IV - Number 26 - July 2019

    ABANDON by Owen McGrann

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    ABANDONby Owen McGrann              The light streams through the blinds and floods the room.  It awakens me, unbidden – often times before 6 am.  The park across the street bleeds its bluster...

    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 PLAN by Michelle Kouzmine

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    THE PLANby Michelle Kouzmine The plan was Vera would take a nap while Frank showered, and then they'd unpack together. But Vera never could rest in a place that...

    JONES STREET by Andrew Chinich

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    JONES STREETby Andrew Chinich Looking back now, thinking of Ruby makes me smile. But it took a long time to get to this place. What then felt like a...

    UNCLE by Amanda Gamache

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    UNCLEby Amanda Gamache-Mitchell I realized he knew he was dying by the look in his eyes, by the tone in his voice, as he began to tell me about...

    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...

    SMOKEY THE THERAPY CAT by Andrew Miller

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    SMOKEY THE THERAPY CATby Andrew Miller   Last week Jeff Streeter drove me to the clam flats in his Ford Model T to scatter Patricia’s ashes. We went before sunrise, her favorite time of...

    TARIFF by Richard Charles Schaefer

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    TARIFFBy Richard Charles Schaefer The guy I’m replacing didn’t show up today, so Heather (who calls me Brian, even though my name’s Dustin) shows me around the office. This...

    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...

    THE ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS by Lawrence Uri

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    THE ERA OF GOOD FEELINGSLawrence Uri The Two Americas Barrier began as a metaphor that eclipsed all realities, and became a reality that eclipses all metaphors.Jen is looking ahead,...