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Fiction – Year VI – Number 44 – January 2021

    THE BLIGHTED MADONNA by Lynn Dowless

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                                                                      The Blighted Madonna           There was a lady once, an extremely attractive lady, who appeared as to hold the beauty of the holy cherubs in her warm pleasant...

    THE PRINCESS IN THE TOWER by Cezarija Abartis

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    The Princess in the Tower             The voices layered over each other--women’s voices--but she couldn’t make out the words. Valentine? Mannequin? She pulled out her hairpin, set down her...

    THE LOCUSTS HAVE EATEN EVERYTHING by Marissa Glover

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    The Locusts Have Eaten Everything “He didn’t do it.” Mom takes a deep breath. She exhales. “I don’t care what the other student said—my son would never hurt anyone.”

    TONY’S PLACE by Ciaran McLarnon

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    Tony’s Place Keep a clear a head, remember who you are and why they are. I can't get sucked in again, I just can't! An intense thrumming bounced around...

    THE MOMENT by Cathy Carroll-Moriarty

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    The sky was purple and pink, a faint glow started in the horizon. Subtle and warm like the feeling that spread in her chest. The little girl focused all her concentration, determined...

    IN THE NEGEV DESERT by Arielle Prose

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    In the Negev Desert by Arielle Prose On the floor of a carpeted tent among Bedouin Arabs, I was sitting on cushions, nervous...

    HUNTER by Jade Gabriel

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    Hunter By Jade Gabriel My once golden jalopy sputtered into silence as I pulled into the parking spot. I glanced briefly at my phone while I...

    SUMMER’S SILENCE by Ashley Hajimirsadeghi

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    Summer’s Silence It was June and Auntie Mabel and Uncle Jim had come up from Alabama to visit for two weeks. With them came George, the youngest cousin, my...

    BENEATH THE GRAY BRIONI SUIT by Ramsey Mathews

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    Beneath the Gray Brioni Suit                Beneath the gray Brioni suit, underneath the Salvatore Ferragamo five-fold Italian silk tie and the tailored John Varvatos shirt, on the day...

    SICK HEADACHE by Thomas Elson

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    Sick Headache by Thomas Elson Look closely. You are where it began - at a time before polio shots, seat belts, and television....