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Fiction – Year V – Number 41 – October 2020

    DROPPINGS by Woodie Williams

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    DROPPINGS by Woodie Williams “Are they in yet?” “Quiet,” I hissed. I heard movement outside the door. Maybe it was...

    BLESSED ARE THE CURSED by Bryan Grafton

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    “Magda, Magda dear have you made up your mind yet?” asked the social worker. “These people deserve an answer.”      She hated her name, a name from the old...

    SENSIBILITY by Malka Daskal

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    Mavis has only been home from the hospital a month when Ethan informs her of his upcoming business trip in three weeks time. Ethan is a futurist; a job title Mavis believes...

    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...

    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 PRIEST by John Young

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    Much given to the idea of good order and predictability in all aspects of life, Javier, resident police officer in the same small town for many years, viewed with renewed suspicion the...

    SHE WANTED IT TOO by James Buchanan

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    Mat balled the bagel wrapper and tossed it on the table. “Why the fuck did she tell you?” “I don’t know. We were arguing.”

    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...

    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.”

    VIRAL BIRTHDAY by Mohamed Mahou

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    Tamri village, situated behind the Atlas Mountains, had been under the lockdown for three months and a day. Before the probable announcement of its lifting, the cat stood up; her ears were...