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WAKING UP by Jennifer Novotney

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Waking Up The sun peeks over the mountain’s ridgeas it does every morningunless there are clouds to hide behind.The bright orange, yellow familiar glowfills the house through drawn curtains.

KINGFISH OF LOUISIANA by William R. Stoddart

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Kingfish of Louisiana  The express jet banked low over huge storage vats of crude oil that lined the chocolate brown river. Damian was headed home after twenty-five years. He...

EDNA by Katie Sweeting

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I didn’t know what to wear. Of all the things to think about on that first morning, I concentrated on clothing. Not too dressy—it wasn’t a party. I wouldn’t wear a clingy...

THE LIVES OF ANGELS by Mike Lee

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It was one of those nights; the freaky snowstorm that never comes but once a comet’s pass here in this part of Texas. The car breaking down in the back of beyond...

PEGASUS by Januário Esteves

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PegasusWhen spring comes and the winged wind brings itthe seeds of life and the boldness of the harbinger of creationthe wonderful sublimation of matrices that healin a cosmic dance provided in the...

THE PUSH by Dan Shiffman

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The Push My family had been friends with  Laura’s family since  I was in elementary school, but  I am five years older, and so we  didn’t have very  much...

ALTERATION by Claire Ibarra

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Alteration       With dreams of chasing Richard through dimly lit subway stations and the dark, wooded trails of Central Park, Margaret had a fitful night.  Yet, when she woke...

REMAINS by Melissa Ballard

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Remains 2013 Mom died seven weeks ago. My husband and I are working at her condo, as we do every Saturday. We are cleaning and sorting...

SEXT by Daniel Edward Moore

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Sext Halfway to midnight& still the need for words to break the dayin two, regardless of how tired the tongueis from digging

SPLIT THE G by Jack Hutchinson

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Split the G Henry sat down at the Auld Shillelagh and made a dismal attempt at splitting the G. The black settled just above the bottom of the harp....