Fiction - Year VI - Number 45 - February 2021

    CONTROL by Jacob Hengen

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    Control By Jacob Hengen             The black, heavy clouds covered the sky for weeks. Each day, it looked like it would rain, but none came. But today, it looked like the clouds were ready to release...

    WHERE ARE YOU GOING? by Joseph Hodges

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    Where Are You Going? The blanket of stars spread out onto the night sky. Down below, there were blinding colorful lights, indicating a feeling of whimsy and nostalgia. The sounds of excitement and laughter along...

    THAT NIGHT by Jaimie Eaker

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    The bass shakes the walls of the frat house. Warm bodies press together in the small living room. Bouncing and grinding to the beat of NEFFEX's newest song. The sharp burn of vodka and...

    TEMPTATION by Ashley Jones

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    Temptation      Warm drops of rain caress Melanie’s rosy cheeks. Rays of gold peek through clouds. The terrace opened out into a sea of greenery. Jim stares as Melanie exhales and relaxes into her seat....

    PAINT, WILL, CRY by Leryl Joseph

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    PAINT, WILL, CRY by Leryl Joseph Leonard was always the expressive one, not Will. Leonard was an artist, so expression was his thing. Everyone kept telling Will that it was strange he hadn’t cried yet, but...

    THE MAN by Alyssa Taylor

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                                                                The Man "If only there was someone to boost me up," The man mumbled. I could barely make out his words, so I was sure he was talking to himself. He was the first to...

    FLAMENCO by Bruce Kamei

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    Flamenco             The last two days were extremely long for Immigration and Naturalization Service Special Agent Takeshi Tsukemoto, for the INS served a warrant for illegals at a sweatshop.  Eighty-five aliens were taken into custody,...

    THE LOCKER by Wayne Dickerson

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    The Locker By Wayne Dickerson             “I can't exactly get a grab of what today’s club activity is Micheal, ” said Simon. Everyday Micheal would put a letter in Simon’s locker. That letter would describe where...

    THE PLAY’S THE THING by Thomas Belton

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    The Play’s the Thing By Thomas Belton In the first act, you get the hero up a tree, in the second you throw rocks at him, and in the third act you get the poor son-of-a-bitch back...

    LUCKY PENNY by Page Powers

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    Lucky Penny By Page Powers My Pawpaw's steamer trunk sat on the porch covered with stickers that mapped his travels of the world. Next to it, rocking back and forth in the chair he made for...