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Fiction – Year V – Number 41 – October 2020

    TRIGER WARNING TRIGER WARNING by David Leys

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    “So was Lucy there tonight?” I was driving Finn home from Irish dancing. “No, she says she’s not doing it any more,” he said. “Ever.”

    FOR THE COST OF A STEAK DINNER by Randy McIntosh

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    For the cost of a steak dinner By Randy McIntosh “I love a good steak,” the old man held up his fork with a cut piece...

    DOG by Sarah Jane Justice

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    Dog By Sarah Jane Justice The outer suburbs wear a constant dressing of lawn maintenance sounds. Any day not marked by the rare appearance of rain...

    THE SLOW BREAKUP by Melody Sinclair

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    The Slow Breakup Kelly’s SUV is packed with seventh-grade boys going to their first school dance. Their bodies reek of too much competing cologne, a chemical stench that barely...

    MY BUG ZAPPER by James Miller

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    In my backyard, there are fruit mice that come out at night, devious, and peel my oranges. In the morning it looks like a herd of suburban moms have come through for...

    THE EMERGENT IMMIGRANT by Ivanka Fear

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    “Vince, are you alright?” cried Jure, running toward his brother.       Minutes before, all had been as usual. Every day Vince, Jure, Danica, and Katarina walked the road from...

    LUCKY by Zachary Aborizk

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    Lucky By Zachary Aborizk It is raining as it usually does around four p.m. in Florida. The humidity in the air is frustrating to say the...

    THE FURIES by Finnegan Shepard

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    Abigail dreamt that her ex-girlfriend was laying in a field of alpine wildflowers, and that when Abigail reached her--stepping from a flying carpet, holding a juice box—her ex rolled over to offer...

    CLOSURE by Laura Dunn

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                Marnie found her way to the seemingly abandoned desk after fussing with her umbrella. Although it had been a short walk from her car it was raining hard enough to soak...

    BEING GOOD by L.A. Robbins

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    Being Good by LA Robbins ‘I am going to kiss you so hard you’ll never forget it,’ Rod announces as I leave his yard to go...