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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.”

    PETUNIAS by Diane Unterweger

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    Petunias             “So how’s it going at the not-home-alone house?” Darci asks Linda. They’re arranging some new dahlias on a two-tiered round table just outside the entrance to Bernie’s...

    A LESS PAINFUL END by Vivek Nath Mishra

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    A less painful end By Vivek Nath Mishra It was Ghure's daughter, Anju, who brought in everything Ghure ever desired and gave him some relief from...

    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...