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Fiction - Year VI - Number 47 - April 2021

    DISTANCE OF DEATH by Lauren Rollins

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    Distance of Death             The world looks a little different when you’re dead. Colors are faded, and it seems like everything is a tiny bit lagged. Temperature and wind...

    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...

    OBSOLESCENCE by Laurence Klavan

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    OBSOLESCENCEby Laurence Klavan It hadn’t been intentional, Cody thought. Had it? He wasn’t self-analytical, a trait he’d inherited from his father, the man he’d “forgotten” to invite to his...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    AUNT MINNIE’S CABOOSE by Gene Goldfarb

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                                                           Aunt Minnie’s Caboose     “From Basement to Betterment” is no more. Our author and good friend, Dominick Capodieci, has now moved on. I don’t mean he’s passed away....

    COLDER THAN I SHOULD BE by Jessica McGlyn

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    Colder than I Should Be By Jessica McGlyn “I’m here for the ‘essentials services’,” the woman air quoted, winking as she approached the new receptionist of...

    THE MAN, THE WOODS, AND THE MISTAKE by Theresa DePoi

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    “The Man, the Woods, and the Mistake” He could hear his heart pounding in his chest and his throat burned like fire as he ran faster and faster.  He...