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Fiction - Year VI - Number 47 - April 2021

    WEST SIDE HIGHWAY by Leah Erickson

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    When she emerged from the elevator, he was surprised to see that she was alone. Usually she was with her husband, on the way to a book launch or a gallery opening or a...

    IMPACT WINTER by Shaun Polakow

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    IMPACT WINTER By Shaun Polakow The sky was a crime scene without clues, bereft of moon or sun. Casket black and unchanged by time or season it cast the icy tundra below in darkness. The only...

    FRIEDA’S SOLUTION by Lee Grossman

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    Frieda’s Solution Lee Grossman             Frieda was stumped.  All of her plans had come to grief, and her new baby brother was still chirping and slurping away.  She had figured that by now her parents would...

    UNREQUITED BY RULES by Monika R. Martyn

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    Unrequited by Rules The summer afternoon had been punished, and when the sun made its encore appearance amidst the leaving storm clouds, the redeeming blue sky stole the show. Manfred sauntered out into the garden,...

    NED THAYER: OUTDOORSMAN by Ken Post

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    Ned Thayer ~ Outdoorsman ~             The doorbell rang and Ned crutched his way from the sofa, past the granite-countered kitchen island, and into the hallway of his Aspen condo. Before he could get to the...

    THE INTERN by Andrew Eastwick

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    THE INTERN Absinthe first met him at the Palm Sunday Dinner. While the other teenagers sat with each other in the basement parish hall of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, liberated from their families, Absinthe was stuck...

    ALL THE DIFFERENCE by Chris Barker

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    ALL THE DIFFERENCE  By Chris Barker Ethan strolled past the rows of brightly lit photographs that were mounted on the sharp white walls of The Barracks Gallery. The floorboards shone like glass and reflected each image...

    ELECTRIC: A WOMAN IN LOCKDOWN by Carly A. Krakow

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    Electric: A Woman in Lockdown I am a car that needs to be jump-started. For every short trip to the grocery store, or to the post office, or to pick up my kid from school. A...

    MAGUS ON THE FIRE ESCAPE by Stephen Haines

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    Magus on the Fire Escape Wren stared from the fire escape outside her studio apartment, watching the people stroll in and out of the bookstore below. She lit a cigarette and gazed toward University Way,...

    NECESSARY by Allyson Batis

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    Necessaryby Allyson Batis The Orphaned Hero’s parents are mentioned, when they are mentioned, as the foundationof The Orphaned Hero’s story. Theirs is an established, expected, dreadful tale. The OrphanedHero’s Parents were dispatched by violence orchestrated...