Fiction - Year IV - Number 26 - July 2019

    AMORPHOUS by Susie Gharib

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    AMORPHOUSBy Susie Gharib ImmersionI always wonder what it is about water that lulls my nerves. Is it the fact that it is forever amorphous and constantly changing colors and...

    NO ONE ELSE WILL WATCH by Marshall Farren

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    NO ONE ELSE WILL WATCHby Marshal Farren The Mother sits on a bed inside the smallest of places. The lamp burns on the nightstand. The snow piles outside the...

    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...

    LOVE(D) by Sasha Chinnaya

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    LOVE(D)by Sasha Chinnaya Night. A stack of blank pages intimidates me. A few empty containers once filled with coffee form a wall on my temporary desk. My mind searches...

    I LIVE IN THE CEMETERY by Faye Reddecliff

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    I LIVE IN THE CEMETERYby Faye Reddecliff Cemeteries are not scary at night.  At least the dead are not what’s scary.  They’re peaceful -- the vandals and drunks, now...

    THE LAST LIVING INDIAN by Logan Giese

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    THE LAST LIVING INDIANby Logan Giese Tom Hartfield sat at his cubicle in one of many iridescent spiral towers scattered across Manhattan.  He felt satisfied with his morning work...

    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...

    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...